Lara Kantardjian

When I speak of poetry I am not thinking of it as a genre.
Poetry is an awareness of the world, a particular way of relating to reality.
— Andrei Tarkovsky

Fine art photographer and artist (b. 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 Degree in Fine Art and a Masters in Fine Art Painting. Exhibited in London, Paris, Budapest, NYC, Hamburg and Shanghai, with work housed in numerous private collections, including public collections and featured in the UK Public Art Collection. Publications include LensCulture, Inspired Eye, doc! Aorta, Photo Vogue Italia, LA HOT, 1x and Resource Magazine. Member of ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art) and resident artist at Palace Wharf Studios (’98-’14). Curator at 1x gallery and World-Street PhotographyInitiated The Analogue Street Collective – featuring and publishing the work of the collective and invited photographers (member/editor/publisher).

Featured Publications
National Geographic Your Shot Feature (2019) Editors’ Spotlight
Inspired Eye #64 (2018) Interview
LensCulture (2016) Collectives Spotlight Interview
kiosk der demokratie (2016) Urban pulse / Rome
Inspired Eye #28 (2015) Interview
Italian Ways (2015) Urban Pulse / Rome
Resource (2015) Photographer of the Day Interview
LensCulture (2015) Magazine Feature
1x (2015) Freeze Frame Meet the Curators Interview
doc! #10 (2013) The City and the Sublime

AOrta (2013) On the road again: Paris
LA HOT #1 (2012) Interview 
We Sink Ships (2010) In Transit Interview

Selected Publications
1x (2018) Some lose thoughts about B&W photography: Part 3
1x (2017) Girls on Film
1x (2016) The Universal Blur
STARK (2014) Fine Art / street photography

doc! #19 (2014) The Europeans UK
1x (2014) Street and Documentary
doc! #7 (2013) The Europeans France
The Guardian (2010) Khyam Allami

Photo Vogue Italia
National Geographic Your Shot
World Street Photography
Urban Picnic Street Photography