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

Wandering the streets like a spectator from Rilke’s Duino Elegies, always seeing, feeling, and connecting
to everything—in search of a certain mood, a certain light—from the ordinary to the sublime state.

Fine art urban photographer and artist (b. Nicosia, Cyprus) living in London, UK. Working predominantly with film, including medium format. Founder and member of The Analogue Street Collective – featuring and publishing the work of the collective and invited photographers (editor/curator/publisher). Studied Fine Art painting and photography at the University of the Arts London, graduating with a BA Degree and a Masters. Exhibited in London, Paris, Budapest, NYC, Hamburg, Shanghai and Hyderabad, with work housed in private and public collections and featured in the UK Public Art Collection. ‘Urban pulse / Rome’ series featured in LensCulture, National Geographic Your Shot, kiosk der demokratie, Italian Ways and Resource magazine. Work published in doc! Inspired Eye, 1x, Photo Vogue Italia, Leica Fotografie International, World Street Photography, Edge of Humanity, LA HOT, Aorta, STARK, Holga Argentina, STRKNG, Urban Picnic Street Photography, The Guardian, We Sink Ships. Member of ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art) and resident artist at Palace Wharf Studios (’98-’14). Head Curator at 1x gallery and World-Street Photography.