Graham Parkinson
Opening Dates & Hours
Last Year's Winner

Before announcing the overall winner of the competition, Lauderdale House will be hosting a private viewing of the photo submissions! This year’s competition is centred on the category theme: ‘Together’. The submissions will be on display in the lower gallery on 24 July from 7:30-9pm. It is free to attend, and open to everyone. There will be also be a bar serving drinks on the night.

The Photography Competition Exhibition 2019 will be on display at Lauderdale House’s Lower Gallery during gallery opening times from Wednesday 24 July until Sunday 11 August.

The gallery is open: 

•    Monday to Wednesday (11am to 4pm) 
•    Thursday (11:30am to 4pm)

The gallery may also be open on select Fridays and Saturdays depending on our schedule of events. Please call 020 8348 9716 to check Friday and Saturday opening times. 

 A few words from Graham Parkinson, last year's winner:

Winning the competition was a great thrill. The most important consequence was having my own exhibition at Lauderdale House, for several reasons. It forced me to look critically at my own work and decide which photographs had that extra something to make them deserve being shown; preparing the show, mounting, framing, designing the layout, writing information etc was a challenge and lot of work but very rewarding; and I realised that an exhibition for any artist is an interface between yourself/your work and the big wide world and that you benefit hugely from the feedback, and to my great delight I sold 14 of the prints. This meant I covered all my expenses, and my particular pleasure was that, since I had decided to give most of any proceeds to a small charity I am involved with in Ladakh, in the Himalayas, I was able to send them a significant sum of money. It was very satisfying that several of the elderly Tibetan refugees whose portraits gazed out from the walls of the gallery were the ultimate beneficiaries of my winning the competition last year.