Managing Director of the London Photographic Association (LPA) - Gallery 1839 and LPA movingPictures
Kevin O’Connor started his career in photography by training to become a master Black and White printer before moving on to assist photographers working in fashion and advertising studios.
O'Connor went on to open and run his own photographic and post production studios ( O'Connor / Dowse Studios) in the west end of London and over eighteen years worked for most of the major advertising agencies on award winning and iconic advertising campaigns. Clients included Benson & Hedges, Guinness, Fiat, Digital Corporation , Mercedes Benz and Smirnoff to name but a few.
Wishing to broaden his understanding of photography as a fine art medium O'Connor gained a postgraduate diploma in Photography: History, Culture and Criticism as a mature student at the London College of Printing.
In 1997 O'Connor conceived and founded the London Photographic Awards. For four years this annual competition culminated in traveling exhibitions in the UK, Europe and the USA. A coffee table catalogue was published to support each exhibition, three of which won prizes in the New York Festivals.
O'Connor launched the London Photographic Association (LPA) in late 2001. The LPA celebrates the art of modern photography and allows commercial and fine art photographers to show work and market themselves through a recognized industry association.
Guest speaker at the Canon Pro Photo Solutions 2010 event ("Lost in Space? The importance of marketing yourself in the digital age")
Member of international judging panel for the 2010 Wannabee Art Prize (The Vito Montemurro for Young Contemporary Art Foundation in cooperation with Wannabee Gallery Milan)
Member of the International Photography Awards (IPA) judging panel 2012
Gallery 1839 was launched in January 2008. Gallery 1839 is an online gallery promoting and selling the work of international contemporary fine art photographers and artists.
LPA-movingPictures was launched in May 2010. Its mission is to gain exposure and boost sales for commercial movies and art films by independent filmmakers.
You can contact Kevin O'Connor at the LPA for further information on 020 8392 8557
Kevin O'Connor Directs the LPA
Kevin O'Connor Advises on internet marketing
Kevin O'Connor Judges and manages the LPA judging panels.
Kevin O'Connor Organizes LPA exhibitions
Kevin O'Connor Lectures to students
Kevin O'Connor Curator of Gallery 1939 an online gallery giving LPA members the chance to show work in a fine art context.