Sir Ernest Shackleton CVO OBE was an Anglo Irish explorer and one of the key figures in exploring the Antarctic regions. I'm amazed to say that at the age of about ten, he moved to Sydenham, and this is where the Blue Plaque can be found.
Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) was born in Kilkea, County Kildare, Ireland. A merchant Navy Officer, he joined the Discovery Expedition with Robert Falcon Scott from 1901-1904 from which he had to return due to ill health. He felt that he failed his duty due to this and was so determined to amend this record by returning to Antarctica in 1907, when he lead the Nimrod Expedition. 1909 was the year for success and he and his companions created a new record with the furthest march South from the South Pole. This achievement gave him his knighthood.
The large but unassuming house in Sydenham can be found on Westwood Hill next to the grand church of St. Bartholomew. Shackleton moved here at the age of ten. His education from 13 onwards was at the Dulwich College which now has an exhibition room devoted to his achievements. If you are standing in front of the house and you walk down a few paces, you can look down the road leading from the main one this is also of interest as it was the subject of a painting by Camille Pissarro in 1871. In this you will see the church but also St.Davids nestled beside it, Shackleton’s home!
We have moved towards an age built on convenience. Even fashion has followed this social pattern. There is now an option to dress without premeditated effort. Roomy shirts, versatile jeans, and soft shoes conform to our ever-busy schedules. On the other hand, a vintage sensibility is about polish. The lesson from men of yore? Tailored fit makes all the difference.
It looks like it’s time to get out the cameras and pack your bags. Together with the Shift School Dresden, we offered amazing prizes, including an insider trip to Paris, where you can take part in photography courses and visit the world-famous Paris Photo Tradeshow. Of course, there’s also a ton of Lomography prizes at stake like cameras, accessories and film so that the winner can capture memories from the trip on film. And now to announce the winners!
Valerio Spada went beyond his comfort zone and stepped right into the battlefield with his camera. He went to Naples, Italy, an area populated by the Camorra Mafia but also home to Annalisa Durante who, at the age of 14, was killed by a bullet aimed at a Camorra boss. What happened to her could've happened to any of the girls portrayed in the book Gommorah Girl. This work is about Annalisa. It's about all of the girls that, just like her, seem doomed to an unfair destiny - which, hopefully, may still change.
Looper is a Scottish Indie/Electronic band fronted by former Belle and Sebastian bassist Stuart David. Lomography has teamed up with Looper and Mute, a UK-based record label, to bring you this special rumble where you can win a LomoKino, a Looper bundle which includes a 5-CD Box Set signed by the band, live cassette and badge. On top of this Looper will be selecting their favourite photos to be featured in their latest music video which is aptly called “I’m a Photograph”! You’d be mad not to enter! Read on for details.
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The double exposure technique is a creative and extraordinary way of adding an unconventional twist to your images. Not surprisingly, the most extraordinary double exposure images were sent as entries to this competition. The grand winner gets to bring home the photo book "Double Exposures" by Nickolas Muray.
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