Photomonth Partners & Sponsors


East London Photography Festival



A pioneering arts organisation investing in new artists and new ideas and aiming to make the arts highly accessible to the public. Alternative arts produces and directs photomonth and presents a diverse programme of arts events throughout each year including jazz, dance, theatre, literature, photography, fashion, festivals and exhibitions.

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Hackney Council develops and facilitates programmes of arts and cultural events across Hackney; we actively encourage local residents and schools to visit and to use local cultural services and to signpost artists, cultural groups and potential partners for collaborative projects.

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IdeasTap is committed to supporting young photographers with exciting opportunities including access to direct funding, articles on photography and updates from our Magnum Photos microsite. Through our partnership with Magnum we also offer bursary places on their esteemed Professional Practice courses nationwide.

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Metro have a reputation for fine quality printing. Over the past thirty years we have developed a unique range of specialist services for artists and photographers. The experience we have accumulated gives us real insight into how to get the best out of every image and we take pride in both technical innovation and traditional photographic techniques.

Many household names synonymous with ‘British Photography’ have trusted Metro to provide a consistently professional quality of scanning, retouching, printing and archiving for decades. All our services are designed with artists and photographers in mind. If you require help with a project, please call us and we will be happy to offer free consultation on any project. Or alternatively, come and see us in Clerkenwell.

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Photopolis is a festival of photography that shjowcases and celebrates the photographic arts scene in the Halifax Regional Municipality of Canada. Photopolis includes exhibitions by local, national and international photographers, artists talks and special events on issues and ideas in contemporary photography.

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Silvershotz is an international journal dedicated to promoting emerging contemporary photographers, providing publishing space for folio features and technical articles which inform and inspire those passionate about the art and craft of photography. Silvershotz is the media partner for Photomonth London, Paris Photo, Madrid Photo, Los Angels Photo and Miami Photo.

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SPITALFIELDS – 'More than a Market'

Bustling, buzzing Spitalfields is a haven for those in search of a quirky shopping experience. Here it’s the free-thinking independents not chain stores that hold sway, in a lively environment that truly deserves to be described as unique and electric. On Brushfield Street and Market Street, resplendent under a Fosters & Partners – designed glass canopy, cutting edge fashion and interiors shops are joined by a dazzling array of food stores and restaurants. This is now a seven-days-a-week destination with the market (once a Sunday-only mainstay) open every day except Monday & Saturday. There is also an annual programme of free arts events including Jazz & Classical concerts, Exhibitions, Fashion Shows, Street Theatre and Dance performances. Hammerson and the Spitalfields Estate are delighted to support the Photomonth Photofair.

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Spoonfed is the ultimate web and mobile guide to what's on in London. We make it quick, easy and fun to find your favourite events and share them with friends. Spoonfed brings you the best live music, arts, comedy, theatre, clubbing and alternative events across London - any time, any place, any way.

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A Routemaster bus becomes a candlelit restaurant, striking street art adorns once industrial walls, an enclave of London’s best bars, cafes and restaurants weaves a path past achingly hip shops, salons, cutting-edge gallery spaces and a retro-themed bowling alley, and up through buzzing markets full of undiscovered treasures: The Old Truman Brewery offers inimitable retail, leisure and commercial spaces for an open and diverse community. The Old Truman Brewery hosts the photomonth photolounge and photo-open.

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theprintspace occupies two floors of a 4000sqft area comprising an exhibition space, retouching booths, walk-in print stations and large format digital c-type and Epson Giclee printers. In a step towards revitalizing the conventional approach to top-end printing, theprintspace is the first ‘DIY’ printing lab in London. The ethos at theprintspace is to give photographers and visual artists total control over the final print, whilst offering proper technical support, full instructions, and access to the kind of high-end equipment which currently only the most successful creative companies can afford. By incorporating the same professional standard of colour profiling into a user-driven ‘creative process’, theprintspace negotiates the prolab’s biggest problem – offering the standard of services professional creatives have come to expect, but making it available for more than a select few. theprintspace is delighted to sponsor the photomonth photo-open.

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Tower Hamlets Arts & Events supports arts initiatives across the brough and promotes an annual programme of public events.

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The Museum of Childhood is a branch of the V&A based in Bethnal Green and houses the UK's national collection of childhood-related objects, one of the finest in the world. Spanning the 1600s to the present day, the collection includes toys, dolls, dolls' houses, games, puppets, children's clothing and furniture. Admission to the Museum is free and there is also an extensive Learning Programme for all ages, as well as a series of changing temporary exhibitions and small displays. The Museum of Childhood is hosting the Photomonth Portfolio Review in addition to their own exhibitions.



Having recently concluded its expansion into the former Library next door the Gallery continues its aim to bring great art to East London. The Gallery has premiered international artists such as Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Nan Goldin, and provided a showcase for Britain’s most significant artists from Gilbert & George to Lucian Freud, Peter Doig to Mark Wallinger. The Whitechapel hosts the annual keynote Photomonth Lecture.

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The World Photography Organisation (WPO) supports professional, amateur and student photography and lends a global platform for the photographic industry to communicate, converge and showcase current trends in Photojournalism, Fine Art and Commercial Photography. The World Photography Organisation delivers various initiatives and programmes across the global photographic community under the “World Photography” brand. These programmes involve the amateur and professional photographer in commercial, cultural and educational activities within the photographic industry. Currently included within the World Photography portfolio are the World Photography Awards sponsored by Sony; the World Photography Student Focus Competition and the World Photography Awards Global Tour and the World Photography Focus Programme. The WPO supports the Photomonth Youth Award.



Yelp is thrilled to be partnering with the east London photography festival, and can provide you with the best local reviews, written by real people in the know. Think of it as word of mouth amplified. Yelpers share their inside knowledge about the local places they love such as restaurants, nightlife, boutiques, doctors, gyms, and just about every other local business and service. Basically, Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what's great — and not so great — in your world.



The Young Photographers' Alliance (YPA) is a charity that helps young photographers, aged 18-24, get into the industry. We provide practical experience, industry info, resources, and contacts to help young photographers go pro. The charity is run by leading British picture editors, photographers, art buyers, professors, and creatives. Our main activities are our Mentoring Programme and our Folio Review.
YPA has developed a membership scheme for young photographers. Members are able to apply to our programmes and they also get discounts from leading photographic suppliers and access to the Members’ Area of our site. Our Members' Area provides crucial industry standards information as well as technical, creative and business advice from accomplished photographers, editors, art buyers, gallery directors, and agents.