Brian Griffin: Janet Hall Memorial Lecture

Left: Ken Livingstone & Tony Winterbottom. City Hall, London 2010 - "Road to 2012" National Portrait Gallery project for 2012 London Olympics
Right: Woman Chainmaker, Cradley Heath, UK 2010. "The Black Country" project for the College des Bernardins, Paris.

Creativity and financial reward don’t always go hand-in-hand but renowned portrait photographer, Brian Griffin, has found out how to survive financially and make the work he wants to.

On the 22nd March he’ll be explaining how he’s achieved this at a lecture organised by London Independent Photography.

Brian is widely acknowledged as one of Britain’s most influential photographers and explains, “In 2001 I decided that I would never take photographs again purely for money, and would find ways to survive purely on my creativity. Since adopting that philosophy I have managed to keep going – just!”

Brain is famous for his groundbreaking approach to portraiture and numerous high profile projects stretching from ‘Work’ in the 1980′s to his current project charting ‘The Road to 2012′, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery.

‘This talk is a fantastic opportunity to hear first-hand how an internationally recognised photographer has managed to develop their creative vision – and pay the bills,’ explains LIPs publicity officer, Mark Burton. ‘Brian has been at the top for many, many years and we’re delighted that this inspirational photographer has agreed to share his insights and experience with us.’

Brian’s lecture is part of an annual programme of lectures that are held in honour of LIP co-founder, Janet Hall. Previous Janet Hall Memorial lecturers have been Simon Norfolk, Martin Parr and Paul Hill.

London Independent Photography is a community based organisation of amateur and professional photographers with over 600 members.

7.00pm. Tuesday 22nd March, 2011
Rudolf Steiner House
35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT
Nearest tube: Baker Street

Tickets £8 or £10 at the door
To book, click here

London Independent Photography

Brian Griffin’s website

The Road to 2012