London Festival of Photography 2012 set for June

London Festival of Photography 2012 announced

London Festival of Photography 2012 announced

The London Festival of Photography 2012 will kick off on 1 June and run through the end of the month, according to organisers.

The second year of the festival will encompass documentary photography, street photography, as well as more conceptual work.

The festival will be comprised of 18 exhibitions and 40 events, including workshops, talks and screenings. Featured exhibitions include The Great British Public, which focuses largely on street photography and includes work by photographers Martin Parr, Simon Roberts and others.

The Gaddafi Archives – Libya Before the Arab Spring collates photos and artefacts illustrating the recent history of Libya, as well as photography’s role in documenting its recent period of change.

Beneath the Surface will showcase acclaimed wildlife photographer Steve Bloom’s images documenting the first cracks in South Africa’s apartheid regime. Other exhibitions will vary in style and theme from a number of photographic disciplines, showcasing work from both established and emerging photographers.

Featured workshops include a five-day masterclass with Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins, and a London to Paris Street Photography Weekend Workshop with Nick Turpin (read our street photography tips from Nick and other pro street photographers).

The festival exhibitions will be centred around the King’s Cross, Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia areas, in venues including the British Library, Guardian Gallery, British Museum, Museum of London, V&A and Tate Modern among others.

The festival expects approximately 50,000 visitors to festival exhibitions and events.

For a full list of events, visit the Festival’s website.