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City lawyer who escaped to become an award winning photographer. Now runs Abitoffthemapp Photography, the London Photo Festival and the London Photo Gallery. Purveyor of photography products: leather camera bags, leather camera straps and limited edition prints. My Etsy Shop is: Abitoffthemapp & MappofLondonUK

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London Photo Gallery: We are pleased to announce…

we’ll be ‘popping up’ at The Vestry House, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond TW9 1SA

2nd August 2014

Times TBC

Put the date in your diary now and come and see the work of new and emerging photographers from around the globe. 



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Best in Show and Runners Up May 2014 announced!

Congratulations to:

Best in Show: Mark Heathcote ‘Spotted on the Underground’


1st Runner Up: Samantha Edgley ‘Between the Lines’


2nd Runner Up: Francesco Marchetti ‘Private Lives’


Honourable Mentions (no particular order):

Sharon Jenkins: ‘Magazine’


Chiara Gerevasi: ‘Inner Fight’


Sue Roche: ‘Cycling’


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Click ‘n Clique Evening 23rd May 6-8pm

  • Free and open to all.
  • You will be able to meet other photographers, photography lovers and the photographers exhibiting in the Festival.
  • A bar will be available and drinks will be £1 each.
  • This is an informal event.


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Not long now!

The founders of the London Photo Festival are pleased to announce the theme for the 6th biannual London Photo Festival which takes place in May.

“We created the London Photo Festival in 2011 to showcase up and coming talent and to provide new and emerging photographers with an opportunity to exhibit their work, have it professionally appraised and sell their work to the public.  We will be holding our 6th Festival in May and we hope to continue to grow and promote photographers from around the globe,” said Emma Mapp and Kit Shah, Co-founders of the London Photo Festival.

October 2013’s Judge, Zoe Whishaw, commercial photographer, editor and art director, formerly of Getty Images  http://www.zoewhishaw.com/Bio.html will be hosting a Master Class on From Emerging to Professional Photographer: Considerations and Practice” and tickets can be obtained directly  from the Festival’s website.   This May’s Judge will be Colin O’Brien.

The London Photo Festival continues to help, support and launch the careers of photographers:

“A little over 3 years in photography, the inaugural London Photo Festival in October 2011 was my first chance to exhibit my work. The cost was reasonable and the organization was professional and I found it to be a real stepping stone. It was encouraging that my photo, “Anatomica”, received the f/Factor or public vote for best in the show.

As a first opportunity to showcase my work it taught me how to choose the right piece to exhibit, how to choose a printing company as there are so many out there and how to price your work. Seeing the reactions of people to your work is also great, or sometimes the lack of reaction, either way it tells you a lot. You can’t learn this when showing your work online. Whatever the outcome, it’s a lesson,” said Nico Goodden http://www.nicholasgooddenphotography.co.uk
21st May: Private View (6.00pm-8.00pm)
22nd May: Festival (10.30am – 6.00pm) and Zoe’s Master Class 7.00pm-9.30pm)
23rd May: Festival (10.30am – 8.00pm) and Click ‘n  Clique Evening 6.00pm-8.00pm
24th May: Festival (10.30am – 6.00pm)


The Crypt (St George the Martyr Church), Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA

Richard Gough Yellow Sunshine

Richard Gough Yellow Sunshine