Talks: Soapbox in London – Tues 12th April

Last year we started doing our Soapbox event in London and they were a huge hit! Short talks by five different photographers in a packed pub each night. In the midst of a busy Winter schedule we had to pause them for a bit, so we’re delighted to announce their return this April in Hackney!

Each speaker is given 20 slides, with 20 seconds on each slide, which leads to some fast paced, informal short talks and plenty of chances afterward to socialise. For Soapbox’s return we’re pleased to announce that Annie Collinge, Laura Hynd, Felicity McCabe, Rob Greig and Tom Johnson are all confirmed.


Tuesday 12th April, 7pm. Free Entry at The People’s Park Tavern, London, E9 7BT. Free Entry.


Annie Collinge


Yolanda Doll

Annie Collinge was born in London in 1980. She studied at Central St. Martins and Brighton University, graduating in 2003.  Since then she has worked commercially throughout Europe and the US as well as on personal projects.  Her work has been included in The Vice Photo Show, The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and Snap at Yinka Shonbare’s Gallery Space.  In 2013 she had a solo show, “The Underwater Mermaid Theater” at the Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans.  She has recently made her first publication, “Five Inches of Limbo”, which includes portraits of junk shop dolls and strangers she met on the streets of New York who look like them.

Laura Hynd



Although originally born in Scotland, Laura moved to England at an early age. She attended Art College and went on to do a degree in Graphic Arts and Design at Leeds University. She worked as a Creative Designer for a short time, before eventually moving to London to work as a photo editor at several top magazines.

Laura continued to pursue her love for taking pictures and eventually took up photography as a career in 2005. Laura also spends her time, when not shooting, lecturing at various universities across the country.

Felicity McCabe

Androgyny Matthew 3 copy
Dip 1 - Roda (18 years old) at the IDP Camp in Gargarra, Somaliland copy 2
Felicity McCabe (b.1982) is a London based photographer working on both still and moving image projects.
Named in 2014 as “One to Watch” by D&AD amongst other accolades, her clients so far have included The New York Times Magazine, Guardian Weekend, Wallpaper*, The FT Magazine, Volkswagen and Save the Children, who recently sent her to Somaliland to create a story in response to the current drought situation.
She is currently working on her first book project, and also hopes to improve her collection of international fridge magnets before the end of 2016.

Rob Greig

Kim Noble

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart

Rob Greig is a London based portrait and features photographer.

A graduate of the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, Rob has been the Staff Photographer for Time Out London since 2003.This has given him the chance to photograph many of the capital’s greatest characters in the fields of Art, Theatre, Film, Comedy, Fashion and Music.

His recent sitters have included Jennifer Lawrence, Chloe Sevigny, David Bailey and Wes Anderson.

Tom Johnson



Tom Johnson (b.1991) is a photographer based in London, England.

In January 2015 Vice made a documentary about Tom’s work for their series ‘Picture Perfect’.

Selected for Downstairs at Mother ‘A selection of the most exciting new and unsigned photographers working in the UK today, 2015’

Shortlisted for the D&AD Next Photographer Award, 2015


Tuesday 12th April, 7pm. Free Entry at The People’s Park Tavern, London, E9 7BT. Free Entry.


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