LIP 26th Annual Exhibition

21 October - 2 November 2014


195-205 Union Street
Bankside, London SE1 0LN



Welcome to the London Independent Photography 26th Annual Exhibition!

The LIP Annual Exhibition, now in its 26th year, aims to provide a platform for members to exhibit their best work – to be viewed by each other and the general public. The growth of our membership in recent years means we always receive more prints in the selection process than hanging space allows.

We go to great lengths to ensure the selection process is completely anonymous, giving each and every member an equal chance to exhibit. Therefore, independent professionals who are connected to London’s photographic community, but not members of LIP, conduct the selection process. Having independent selectors is the fairest way to choose representative photography by our members, year after year.

NEW VENUE for 2014! Embassy Tea Gallery

EMBASSY TEA GALLERY is located at 195-205 Union Street, London SE1 0LN. Occupying an entire floor of the historic James Ashby Tea and Coffee Warehouse in Bankside SE1, the Embassy Tea Gallery is owned by Artists Studio Company Limited (ASC), a major registered charity that exists to support visual artists and educate the public in the arts. Bankside has developed into one of London’s most exciting gallery quarters, and neighbours include The Jerwood Space, Tim Sheward Projects and Tate Modern.


We are pleased to have the following confirmed selectors for 2014:

STUART FRANKLIN is an internationally renowned photographer, member of Magnum Photos and a former President of Magnum Photos (2006-2009). His photographic career began working for the Sunday Times and Sunday TelegraphMagazine then later with Agence Presse Sygma in Paris. After joining Magnum Photos in 1985, it was during the course of 1989 that Stuart took his acclaimed photographs of the Beijing Tiananmen Square demonstrations which featured in Time Magazine and later earned him a World Press Award.

Projects have included co-curating the Noorderlicht Photo Festival in 2009 with an exhibition entitled ‘Point of No Return’ on the continuing conflict in Gaza; embarking in the filming of his first long form documentary ‘Runners’ in 2010; completing a long-term landscape project ‘Narcissus’ exhibited during 2012/13 in two locations in Norway, London, Paris and Edinburgh. Stuart has published numerous books including ‘Footprint: Our Landscape in Flux’ (Thames and Hudson, 2008)

SOPHY RICKETT is a visual artist working with photography, video installation, sound and text. Her work has featured in numerous exhibitions both in the UK and internationally. Solo exhibitions include Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Chateau de Lichtenberg, Alsace; Arnolfini, Bristol; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill; Ffotogallery Cardiff; Nichido Contemporary,Tokyo. Group exhibitions include Baltic 39, Newcastle; Two Temple Place, London; Pompidou, Paris; MOMA, Moscow. Public collections include the FRAC Alsace; Pompidou, Paris; Federal Reserve, Washington; Government Art Collection, London. She is a tutor on the MA programme in Photography at LCC, and she lives and works in London.
Sophy Rickett at LCC

BILL JACKSON is a photographer and former LIP member who has won many international awards for his work in recent years. He is the first photographer as far as records show, to receive three RPS International Print Awards. His work has been hung in exhibitions worldwide including at The National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers Gallery, London, The Brno Museum, Prague and the Museum Of Contemporary Arts in Argentina. His work is in many private and public


CHRISTINE SANTA ANA will coordinate the hanging of this year’s show.

Christine is an Independent Curator with a background in photography. In 2011, she cofounded Underground Gallery which she ran for two years, curating over 25 exhibitions and working with many talented artists. From this experience she was kindly awarded a scholarship to study a Master’s degree, which she has just completed with distinction. Christine currently produces pop up exhibitions with photography magazine Of The Afternoon, which take place every three months, throughout cities in the UK and is planning international shows for next


For enquiries contact Amanda Vincent-Rous, LIP Exhibition Organiser