As the dust settles on what was, by all standards, an amazing exhibition - we thought you might like a quick run-down on some of the extremely positive coverage we’ve received in the press and online. Stretching back to the end of July as it was all ramping up, and right through the event itself and beyond.
A couple of highlights had to be the double page spread in The Telegraph on the Saturday beforehand, and corresponding online gallery – plus the four page spread of exhibition images in last week’s Sunday Times. Not forgetting of course the coverage we also received in The Independent, The Guardian and via Charlie’s radio interview with Robert Elms on BBC Radio London two weeks ago. The Telegraph coverage landed just as we were setting up for the exhibition on the Saturday – causing much excitement when Charlie came into The Mall Galleries with an armful of copies to show everyone!
But beyond this, we were also delighted to see Light & Land on The Mall being featured or listed as ‘an event not to miss’ in such a diverse range of other less well known publications and websites, from Sixty Plus Surfers to The Countryman, and we even made it across the pond, with a piece by ‘Dallas Art Dealers’! The high profile coverage is lovely of course, but part of what this initiative is all about is to encourage people to not only get out there with their cameras, but also to print their images as a celebration of the images they have captured. So the wider the audience, the happier we are.
We were also extremely grateful for the support we received from the photographic community, with features and listings in Outdoor Photography, Black & White Photographer, Digital Photographer, ePhotozine, Practical Photography and others. Top that with the travel and leisure press – such as Time Out and AOL Travel - and we have to say we’re absolutely chuffed to bits with the interest and enthusiasm we’ve had from so many quarters.
But all good things come to an end, and last Tuesday saw a slightly less excited gathering of photographers taking those very same images off the wall. Along with a number of photographers’ friends/parents/colleagues who had come to help out on a ‘work day’ while many of our exhibitors were back in the real world doing their day jobs! For some, this is already a full time career, and for others, it’s a dream and an aspiration – to be able to do what they love full time, and still pay the bills.
Events like this are key to raising the profile of landscape photography in the UK and beyond, so that more and more photographers can fulfil their dreams in the years to come – and we’d like to thank everyone who helped to make it possible, as well as our friends in the press, for helping to make Light & Land on The Mall 2015 such a roaring success. Well done everyone who got involved!
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