2018 Conference

The Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography will be holding its 2018 Conference on Thursday 1st November at The British Library Knowledge Centre in London. Please check this page regularly for updates about the day.

Laurie Lewis ARCA, MA, MFA attended art schools at Walthamstow and The Royal College, The University of California, Motion Picture Division, UCLA.

He made documentary films in the USA covering the Chicago Democratic Convention riots and on gun control for Warren Beatty. In the UK, he made a feature film on the camera-makers Gandolfi and concert films with Frank Zappa, The Rolling Stones and Ian Dury.

As a photojournalist, he has worked in disaster zones covering earthquakes in Kashmir, volcanic eruptions in Iceland, shot magazine features in Nicaragua, South Africa, Russia, China, Indonesia, the Himalayas, France and the USA.

As arts correspondent, his work has appeared in The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent, Rolling Stone magazine, Time and Life, focusing on classical music, ballet, dance, rock’n’roll and jazz.

His portraits, made in the studio and more often on location, appear in the collections of the V&A, the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Hôtel de Crillon, Paris.

He has had exhibitions at the Royal Academy, the Photographers Gallery and at the Hankyu Gallery in Japan.

Call for Papers
This year’s call for papers welcomes presentations on projects, stories, technical studies, experiments and cross-sector subjects within our discipline.

It is planned that the timetable shall accommodate papers of 15, 30 and 45 minute durations.

Please submit your proposals to submissions@ahfap.org.uk by 1 August 2018. Submissions should include the following:

• An abstract of between 150 and 300 words on your proposed paper

• A brief (one or two sentence) summary of what delegates will learn from your presentation

• Have you given this paper or talked about this project at a previous conference? If so, at which conference and when?

• How long you wish to speak for and any special requirements for presentation you may have over and above PowerPoint, lectern microphone and a widescreen projector.

Call for visual content
At this year’s conference we want to highlight the variety of practices of our members in a digital showcase, which will be displayed on a loop throughout the conference. We encourage submissions of still photography, video and 3D digital content, as we celebrate our members’ experience and experimentation in the cultural heritage sector.
Submission guidelines:

Still photography – Please submit by 1 August your images via email to submissions@ahfap.org.uk with a file size that does not exceed 500k and should take the form of either a single image or a series of up to five images on a single theme.

Video/3D – Please submit by 1 August either an edit of no longer than 1 minute’s duration at a resolution no higher than 480p via FTP to submissions@ahfap.org.uk or alternatively provide a link to the content if it is hosted online.

For all content submitted please include a title, a short description and credit information.
Queries concerning the screen exhibition should be made to submissions@ahfap.org.uk


Earlybird prices are due to end on 1st August 2018.

Earlybird AHFAP Members – £45 (normal price £55)
Earlybird Non-members – £110 (normal price £135)

Don’t forget to consider entering the Brian Tremain Award to receive funding to attend the conference.

To register and pay for a ticket, please use our external booking facility (hosted by Eventbrite). To pay by invoice or cheque, please select the amount of tickets you require and select “Show other payment options” under the Order Now button, then click the Pay Offline button and follow the instructions to complete your registration.

Please note: you do not need a Paypal account to pay by Paypal, select ‘Pay with a credit or debit card’ when at the order summary page.

Lunch is included. If you have any dietary requirements please contact the conference team.