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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Cass / LMU

The Cass is internationally recognised for its high quality teaching, excellent facilities and unique interdisciplinary opportunities. Learning through practice, playing with process and working with clients, students at The Cass gain real world experience in both individual and collaborative projects, engaging with professionals, communities and companies. There is a strong emphasis in our studios on socially engaged Architecture, Art and Design applied to both local and global contexts, and many projects focus on London. Our central London location also gives you easy access to the creative and cultural hub which surrounds the Aldgate Campus. Our many specialist facilities include wood and metal workshops, laboratories, TV and recording studios, editing suites, darkrooms and Metropolitan Works our digital manufacturing centre. Many of our students have exhibited at major international exhibitions and festivals and have won prestigious awards.

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On the first Thursday of every month the Whitechapel Gallery and over 150 east London galleries open their doors until 9pm. On First Thursdays there is always something free and exciting to see after hours. To be the first to hear about late night art, galleries and openings, the best shows, events and free art tours, subscribe to the First Thursdays newsletter:


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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KitMapper, the UK's first equipment rental network for creatives. It is a peer-to-peer rental site that puts high-quality photography and audiovisual kit in the hands of creatives, and lets owners earn money from lending it out. KitMapper is based on the premise that our unused kit could be out in the world and doing work for us, bringing in a revenue stream to supplement our daily work. Likewise, we wanted to make high-end or hard-to-get kit more accessible to those on a budget, and to reduce production costs across the board.


LensCulture is a global community of photographers, artists and photo industry professionals. As one of the world's largest online destinations for discovering contemporary photography, LensCulture also provides some of the best opportunities for global exposure, international recognition, on-going learning and creative development. LensCulture offers a suite of professional tools designed to help photographers and artists launch their careers, advance their skills, and expand their audience. A platform for photographers and artists of all levels, LensCulture is committed to inspiring and empowering its growing audience of over 2 million, spread across 145 countries and in 15 languages around the world.


The magazine aimed at high-end enthusiast and professional photographers, featuring portfolios and exclusive interviews with the world’s leading photographers, the photographers to watch, the personal projects that inspire, industry news, debates and much more.


Rich Mix is a charity and social enterprise that offers live music, film, dance, theatre, comedy, spoken word and a range of creative activities for people of all ages and all cultures. All profits go back to support our education, arts and community activities which nurture new and local talent.

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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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The Old Truman Brewery, East London's revolutionary arts and media quarter, is home to a hive of creative businesses as well as exclusively independent shops, galleries, markets, bars and restaurants. For fifteen years the Old Truman Brewery has been regenerating its ten acres of vacant and derelict buildings into spectacular office, retail, leisure and event spaces. The finely tuned mix of business and leisure has created an environment unique in London, making the Old Truman Brewery; a destination in its own right.

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theprintspace was launched in 2007 and has quickly grown to become the UK’s leading professional photo and fine art printing service. They offer printing, mounting and framing, both online and in-house in Shoreditch, London. A firm favourite with creative artists and photographers, theprintspace’s award-winning service offers gallery-standard quality at affordable prices, which is why they are consistently chosen by Turner Prize-winning artists and National Portrait Gallery award-winners. theprintspace has recently launched thehub, a new online ordering system which allows users to store their images online for easy reprints and create customised branded online art stores to sell prints of their work directly to the public. This service is another demonstration of theprintspace’s commitment to providing creatives with the tools they need to succeed and prosper in the art and photography world.

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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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Our history has always been the future. For over a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Paul Noble, Thomas Struth, Sarah Lucas and Mark Wallinger. With beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, Cafe/Bar and Bookshop, the Gallery is open all year round, so there is always something free to see.

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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.



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.