P H O T M O N T H E A S T L O N D O N 2018
F E S T I V A L N E W S – DECEMBER
PHOTOMONTH CONTINUES THROUGHOUT DECEMBER and beyond………
To 30 December
ALDGATE EAST MY NEIGHBOURHOOD
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road E1 1BU Whitechapel tube www.ideastore.co.uk
Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Photographs, writing and oral histories by local people in Whitechapel, Aldgate & Spitalfields featuring presentations & talks by photographers Sarah Ainslie, Heather McDonough & Rod Morris, and David Hoffman.
Wednesday 12 December
TALK by DAVID HOFFMAN 6.30pm FREE
Photographer David Hoffman has been working in the East End for over 40 years. From 1973 until 1984 he lived in a squatted Victorian tenement block in Fieldgate Mansions. From here he documented the homelessness and poor housing conditions in Whitechapel & Spitalfields. His remarkable black & white images of this period present a vivid picture of the homeless, the dispossessed, the people just struggling to stay afloat.
To 31 December
LIONS IN WINTER
The Tommy Flowers, 50 Aberfeldy Street, E14 0NU East India DLR/Canning Town tube www.fitzrovianoir.com
Thurs-Fri 5pm-11pm, Sat 1-11pm, Sun 1-6pm
Exhibition capturing close-up portraits of boxers originally made as 5x4 Polaroids and now shown as enlarged digital images. Part of a series of 3 shows looking at the heritage of local people.
To 27 January
MODERN COUPLES: Art, Intimacy, and the Avant Garde
Barbican Centre, Silk Street EC2Y 8DS Moorgate tube www.barbican.org.uk
Sat-Wed 10am-6pm, Thurs & Fri 10am-9pm
Interdisciplinary show exploring the creative output resulting from the exclusive or polyamorous relationships between artist couples in the first half of the 20th century.
To 9 February
EAST END SUFFRAGETTES – THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF NORAH SMYTH (1874-1963)
Four Corners, 121 Roman Road E2 0QN Bethnal Green tube www.fourcornersfilm.co.uk
Exhibition of photographs by suffragette Norah Smyth 100 years after they were taken. This unique collection of remarkable images has never been seen together before. They have been kindly loaned by the International institute of Social History in Amsterdam. Norah Smyth lived with Sylvia Pankhurst who led the East London Federation of Suffragettes who fought for the right of all women over 21 to have the vote, which was achieved in 1928.
Friday 14 December
WINTER NIGHTS and CIVIL RIGHTS An evening of suffragette celebrations 6-9pm FREE
On 14 December 1918 for the first time some women had the right to vote in the General Election. Come and celebrate this historic moment and the women who fought for it to happen, and champion inspirational women today.
To 16 March
ROOTS, RHYTHMS & RECORDS
Hackney Museum, 1 Reading Lane E8 1GQ Hackney Central overground www.hackney.gov.uk/museum
Exhibition exploring the rich history of African and Caribbean music in Hackney with photographs, objects and stories of innovation & enjoyment to celebrate this amazing legacy.
To 28 March
STAGING JACKSON POLLOCK 1958
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street E1 7QX Aldgate East tube www.whitechapelgallery.org
Tues-Sun 11am-6pm, Thurs 11am-9pm
Fascinating photographs of the 1958 installation of the seminal exhibition of American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), the painter’s first major show in the UK.
To 5 May
LITTLE HAPPENINGS: Dorothy Bohm
V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road E2 9PA Bethnal Green tube www.vam.ac.uk/moc
Dorothy Bohm has been taking photographs for over 70 years. She has taken her camera with her throughout her life, over many decades and across the globe. This exhibition focuses solely on her many photographs of children and the experiences that make up childhood, capturing these moments, these little happenings.
COMPETITION TIME – ENTER NOW
PORTRAIT OF HUMANITY – LAST CALL Deadline for submission 20 December 2018
1854 Media – publishing British Journal of Photography, and Magnum Photos are looking for images that transcend borders, overcome differences, and connect us as a global community and celebrate the power of photography. 50 winning photographers wiil have their images exhibited around the world plus 1st, 2nd & 3rd places will share a total of $10,000 in grants to make the work they love. www.bjp-online.com
2019 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
Open to all, submissions to these global and prestigious Awards are FREE at www.worldphoto.org/swpa
Deadlines: Professional – 11 January 2019, rewarding outstanding bodies of work. Open – 4 January 2019, rewarding the world’s best single image. Youth – 4 January 2019, best single image by photographers aged 12-19 years. The internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important features on the global photographic calendar. Prizes include $25,000 (USD) for the Photographer of the Year, and $5,000(USD) for the overall Open Competition Winner. All category winners will receive the latest Sony Digital Imaging equipment and the Overall Competition plus Professional category winners will be flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards dinner on 17 April 2019. The Awards exhibition of the winning and shortlisted entries will be at Somerset House from 18 April to 6 May 2019.
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