Lightbox Gallery showcases photographic work exclusively developed using traditional film and darkroom techniques.
Located at Ropes & Twines, Bold Street, one of Liverpool’s hippest and busiest high streets, the gallery will run a year-round programme of exhibits and occasional talks and workshops.
The gallery has been created by a group of creatives who have a love for traditional photography. We hope to build a community around this passion and engage with those who are purveyors, masters, or fresh to the practice of this visual form.
Long term aims of the gallery
The gallery is looking to create a network of project-based photographers, artists, and creators who value traditional film and darkroom processes. It will bring new and old work to a wide audience and be part of the revival of traditional photographic practices.
Lightbox is actively seeking submissions for bodies of photographic work to exhibit in 2018 and 2019. Whilst we’re still in the planning phase of getting things up and running, it’d be great to start a conversation with anyone who has an interesting project completed or currently in progress.
Some things to think about when submitting ideas
- Work should be thematic/story-led – accompanied with a summary piece outlining the work (background, project goals, etc.)
- The space will have 14 permanently fixed frames available for prints up to 26”x26” and an area for smaller framed pieces
- Since Lightbox runs a darkroom, we have the facilities to print your work for the exhibit – this could form part of our collaboration together
- Exhibits will likely last around 6-8 weeks
Over the next few weeks we’ll update this website to reflect more details and progress. If you think you’ve got something worth working together on then email me and we’ll get talking.