Lara Kantardjian

“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet” – Orson Welles

Fine art photographer and artist from Nicosia, Cyprus based in London. Working predominantly with film photography, including medium format. Studied Fine Art Painting and Photography at the University of the Arts London. Graduating with a BA First Class Hons Degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and Masters Degree in Painting from Chelsea College of Art (1992-96). Completed a Curatorial Training Program at the Tate Gallery in London, worked at Sotheby’s and Smith’s Gallery for The Contemporary Art Society, as well as assisting in curation at the Lethaby Gallery and London Institute Gallery. Thereafter, leased a warehouse and set up an independent artist’s studio space and gallery showcasing emerging artists. Exhibited in solo and group shows, in London, Paris, Budapest, NYC, The Shanghai International Photography Festival and Hamburg with work housed in numerous private and public collections and featured in the UK Public Art Collection. Member of ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art) and resident artist at Palace Wharf Studios (1998-’14). Invited to join the photography gallery curator team at 1x in 2013 and World-Street Photography in 2015. Initiated The Analogue Street Collective – a project featuring and publishing the work of the collective as well as invited photographers and a curated printed and digital magazine (Publisher/Editor/Member).


LensCulture ’16 Collectives Spotlight #7 Interview
kiosk der demokratie (kiosk of democracy) Mar 7 ’16 Urban pulse / Rome
Inspired Eye Dec ’15 #28 Interview
Italian Ways Oct ’15 Weekly Photo Album Urban Pulse / Rome
Resource Sep ’15 Photographer of the Day Urban pulse / Rome Interview
LensCulture Aug ’15 Magazine Feature Urban Pulse/ Rome
1x Meet the Curators-Freeze frame  Interview
STARK ’14 – fine art / street photography
1x Nov ’14 #1 Street and Documentary
doc! Jan 9 ’14 #19 The Europeans United Kingdom
doc! Apr 9 ’13 #10  Wanderings: The City and the Sublime
AOrta Jan ’13 #5  On the road again Paris
doc! Jan #13 #7 The Europeans France
LA HOT Jan ’12 #1  Interview
The Guardian 5 Aug ’10 (online version) for musician Khyam Allami
We Sink Ships Apr ’10 In Transit Photography exhibition Interview


World Street Photography
National Geographic Your Shot