Photographers' Dining Club


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Previous event: Kickstarting Photography Projects:

Crowdfunding Special, If you are curious what went on at the last event, below are all the details for Photographers Dining Club 006 in July, 2014:


Image by Amit & Naroop

Special Update: 2 NEW speakers added.

Martin Usborne (Dogs in Cars / Hoxton Mini Press) and Paul Bailey (1977 Design) will join Luke Stephenson and Amit & Naroop at the next Photographers Dining Club event to engage in conversation and inspire ideas on kickstarting photography projects.

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Dogs in Cars by Martin Usborne

At the next Photographers Dining Club we gather once again for an inspirational evening of talks, food and good company to explore and discuss the ins and outs of ‘kickstarting’ photography projects.

Why choose crowdfunding? What are the elements of a successful campaign? How to get media attention? What are the pitfalls to avoid? Can photographers achieve funding success to the same level as seen in other crowdfunding categories (i.e. gadgets, gaming, and films)? All these questions and many more will be explored at the next event.

Graphic by Paul Bailey

Graphic by Paul Bailey

Our focus has always been on ‘making ideas happen’ and so we are inviting 3 prominent speakers – some of whom have recently funded their projects and are able share their learnings from running their own successful campaigns.

Each speaker will explore different aspects of crowdfunding as well as giving insight into their work and process and all those attending will get the chance to interact with the artists and experts to ask questions during the Q&A.

Event Info:

Date: Thu 24th July, 2014

Time: 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Location: The Proud Archivist, London

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(Tickets available from Wed 25 June, 8.00am GMT) 

Guest Speaker 1: Luke Stephenson - 99x99s Project

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Guest Speaker 2: Amit & Naroop – The Singh Project


Guest Speaker 3: Martin Usborne – Dogs in Cars / Hoxton Mini Press

Martin Usborne

Martin Usborne

Martin Usborne

Martin Usborne

Guest Speaker 4:  Paul Bailey – 1977 Design

Paul Bailey is a brand consultant and founding partner of 1977 Design. He has written on the topic of crowdfunding for the Guardian and various publications. Recently he completed his MA in Brand, Communication & Culture with a thesis on the topic.

Paul will share his expertise on how and why people contribute to crowdfunding campaigns, giving specific examples of how ‘non-photographic’ projects achieve funding success, so that photographers can draw parallels to help them build better projects and campaigns.

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Paul Bailey

Snaps from Photographers Dining Club 003

Dinner: Specially prepared 2 course meal by the Proud Archivist chef with a complimentary glass of wine.

Apre Dinner:  Q&A Hosted by Anton (founder of PDC), your questions answered and discussed.

Limited Seating Event (30)

Super Early Bird £25 (sold out) / Early Bird £30 (sold out) / Main £35 (sold out)

(Ticket includes a 2 course meal and a complimentary drink and a ‘money-cannot-buy’ experience. We don’t charge tickets ticket fees either!)

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