Event: The Miniclick Soapbox – Tues 26th May

Miniclick are based in Brighton but we like to think we travel well. We’ve hosted events all over the UK, plus a memorable discussion in Sierra Leone. Of course, London has been an occasional second home so we’re pleased to announce a new regular event we’ll be holding at The Dissenting Academy in Dalston, London –  The Miniclick Soapbox.

Each time we’ll feature a new lineup of 5 photographers who will take the stage to do short talks (under 7mins) on their work, their inspirations or anything they want to.


Tuesday 26th May at 7pm. The Dissenting Academy, London (N1). Free Entry.


The first Soapbox will feature…

Jack Latham



Jack is a freelance photographer, born and raised in Wales, now living and working in Brighton. Jack graduated from the highly regarded Documentary Photography course at Newport University, South Wales in 2012. His work is presented in a mixture of large format photography and digital film making and has been realised in several self-published books and shown internationally.

While his early influences point towards a clearly defined documentary style in his work with a photojournalistic approach, his projects have a more contemporary nuanced feel to them and his work is filled with ‘consideration and atmosphere’. Jack’s photographs have been published and exhibited widely, with The Financial Times, Another Escape, VICE, New African Analysis and the BBC being just some of the outlets that have carried his various projects. In April 2015 he was awarded the Magnum/Ideastap Photographic Award. Jack continues to work and exhibit both in the UK and internationally.

In addition to his own photographic practice, Jack co-curates the “Miniclick” event series, a Brighton based photography organisation that picked him as one of five from ‘2012’s Graduates to Watch’. Jack is also a founding member and contributor to the Welsh photography collective “A Fine Beginning” which has been exhibiting across the UK through out 2013-2014.

His first major book ‘A Pink Flamingo’ is due out in 2015.


Laura Pannack



Laura Pannack is a London based Photographer. She was educated at the University of Brighton Central Saint Martins College of Art and LCC.

Her work has been extensively exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally, including at The National Portrait Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, and the Royal Festival Hall in London.

In 2010 Laura received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. She has also won and been shortlisted for several other awards including The Sony World Photography Awards, The Magenta foundation and Lucies IPA.

She was recently awarded the Vic Odden by The Royal Photographic Society award fora notable achievement in the art of photography by a British photographer aged 35 or under

Her art focuses on social documentary and portraiture, and seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.

Laura is driven by research led self-initiated projects. In her own words, she does all she can “to understand the lives of those captured, and to present them creatively”. She is a firm believer that “time, trust and understanding is the key to portraying subjects truthfully”, and as such, many of her projects develop over several years. Her particular approach allows a genuine connection to exist between sitter and photographer, which in turn elucidates the intimacy of these very human exchanges. Her images aim to suggest the shared ideas and experiences that are entwined in each frame that she shoots. Laura largely shoots with a film camera on her personal projects, allowing her process to be organic rather than being predefined by fixed ideas, thus removing additional pressure on the sitter.

‘Laura’s remarkable ability to build trust and respect with her subjects allows her to express a gritty vulnerability that is as sincere as it is elusive to capture.’ Terry O’ Neill – photographer


Niall McDiarmid

Via Vauxhall, London - 2013/2014

Crossing Paths Page

Niall McDiarmid is a photographer based in London. His work is primarily about documenting Britain and has been published and exhibited widely. Niall’s first book Crossing Paths, A Portrait of Britain was published in 2013. A second book of his work, Via Vauxhall, was published in March 2015 and looks at the south London neighbourhood of Vauxhall, primarily focussing on the bus station and bus routes that pass through it.


Owen Harvey



Owen Harvey is a London based photographer, graduating from the University of Wales, Newport in 2013. Since 2010 Owen has worked on a number of long term projects.

In 2013 Owen was chosen as the Magnum Showcase winner by Bruce Gilden for his on going project on the current UK Mod scene. The same project went on the be shortlisted for the Cream graduate showcase and featured in The British Journal Of Photography. Most recently the project has been shortlisted for the Magnum Photos 2013 Award. Owen continues to work on long term projects and is also working as a freelance photographer.


Kalpesh Lathigra

Kalpesh Lathigra

Kalpesh Lathigra

Born in London, England in 1971 and studied photography at the London College of Printing.

After leaving the course in 1994,  he was awarded  The Independent Newspaper Photographer Traineeship. Kalpesh worked for The Independent as a staff photographer for one year before freelancing for the national newspapers in the UK for 6 years covering news and features. In 2000 , he gave up working for newspapers and made the decision to work on long term projects and magazine and commercial assignments. In the same year he was awarded a 1st Arts prize in the World Press Photo. In 2003, he embarked on a long term project documenting the lives of Widows in India, receiving The W.Eugene Smith Fellowship and Churchill Fellowship. He is currently is working on a series  provisionally titled “ Wilmington/Mingo ” in the USA and his first book “Lost in the Wilderness” will be published in 2015

Kalpesh continues to work for the leading international magazines on documentary and portraiture assignments alongside personal projects.



Tuesday 26th May at 7pm. The Dissenting Academy, London (N1). Free Entry.



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