Metro Imaging has a reputation for longstanding collaborative approaches to the photography and visual arts industry. At its core it recognises the need to work closely with individuals and institutions – so it was only natural that the company developed a programme to support projects and organisations by the way of partnerships. The aim is to maximise every opportunity to support and promote the partnership and to engage with the wider creative community.

Each partnership is bespoke and as individual as the group and it’s objectives. Metro Imaging constructs a support network that might include member offers and discounts for production; cross-promotional PR and marketing strategies; portfolio reviews and advice, competition judging and prize giving to workshops, lab tours and guest lectures.

Please email Kate O’Neill for more info.

Metro Imaging's professionalism, quality and genuine dedication to photographic talent make them our number one choice
— Lisa Farrell, British Journal of Photography

Our Partnerships

Collaborating on many of The Photographers’ Gallery’s exhibitions and events over the past few years including Terrence Donovan’s Retrospective Show, Punk London, and their Folio Friday programme.

The Photographers’ Gallery

Collaborating on many of The Photographers’ Gallery’s exhibitions and events over the past few years including Terrence Donovan’s Retrospective Show, Punk London, and their Folio Friday programme.

Official Print Sponsor of Portrait Salon since 2011 and one of the hosts of Portrait Salon’s 2016 Exhibition Tour

Portrait Salon

Official Print Sponsor of Portrait Salon since 2011 and one of the hosts of Portrait Salon’s 2016 Exhibition Tour

Metro are proud to be partners with Autograph, supporting throughout the production of exhibitions. The photography and film Art Gallery explores identity, representation, human rights, and social justice.

Autograph

Metro are proud to be partners with Autograph, supporting throughout the production of exhibitions. The photography and film Art Gallery explores identity, representation, human rights, and social justice.

Industry partners with BSAA, a professional development organisation that helps artists, gallerists and other creative professionals thrive in the art market.

Be Smart About Art

Industry partners with BSAA, a professional development organisation that helps artists, gallerists and other creative professionals thrive in the art market.

Metro works in collaboration with Made in Arts London offering mentorship programmes, partner discounts, and talks to encourage and support emerging photographers.

Made in Arts London

Metro works in collaboration with Made in Arts London offering mentorship programmes, partner discounts, and talks to encourage and support emerging photographers.

Metro Imaging as the first integrated tagging and certification reseller.

Tagsmart

Metro Imaging as the first integrated tagging and certification reseller.

Proud supporter of the celebrated Free Range annual exhibitions, providing mentorship and sponsorship as part of The FR Awards

Free Range

Proud supporter of the celebrated Free Range annual exhibitions, providing mentorship and sponsorship as part of The FR Awards

Official Print and Framing Partner for Calvert 22 Foundation’s New East Photo Prize Exhibition

The Calvert 22 Foundation

Official Print and Framing Partner for Calvert 22 Foundation’s New East Photo Prize Exhibition

Official Print and Framing Partner for Brighton Photo Fringe since 2012, providing mentorship award and professional development talks

Brighton Photo Fringe

Official Print and Framing Partner for Brighton Photo Fringe since 2012, providing mentorship award and professional development talks

Supporting Partners of PhotoVoice, organisation promoting the ethical use of photography for positive social change, through delivering innovative participatory photography projects.

PhotoVoice

Supporting Partners of PhotoVoice, organisation promoting the ethical use of photography for positive social change, through delivering innovative participatory photography projects.

Official stockists and promoters of Loupe,  photo magazine with an unpretentious style and approachable ethos, a platform for photographers to show and discuss their projects.

Loupe Magazine

Official stockists and promoters of Loupe,  photo magazine with an unpretentious style and approachable ethos, a platform for photographers to show and discuss their projects.

Metro teams up with PYLOT magazine, in collaboration with Fuji Film.

PYLOT Magazine

Metro teams up with PYLOT magazine, in collaboration with Fuji Film.

Involved with Black Box Projects, art gallery specialising in contemporary art which is created using photographic materials. Metro have worked closely with their team and artists producing a mix of bespoke frames, fine art Giclée prints and photographic vinyl for exhibitions.

Black Box Project

Involved with Black Box Projects, art gallery specialising in contemporary art which is created using photographic materials. Metro have worked closely with their team and artists producing a mix of bespoke frames, fine art Giclée prints and photographic vinyl for exhibitions.

Partnering with SATORI Magazine, to offer visual artists a Mentorship Award, supporting them with professional development, career direction, and industry insight.

SATORI Magazine

Partnering with SATORI Magazine, to offer visual artists a Mentorship Award, supporting them with professional development, career direction, and industry insight.

Collaborating with Lenscloud, Fine Art Photography platform that aims to democratise art investment for emerging and established collectors, co-creating useful related content.

Lenscloud

Collaborating with Lenscloud, Fine Art Photography platform that aims to democratise art investment for emerging and established collectors, co-creating useful related content.

Metro is one of the sponsors of The Secret Art Prize, presented by Curious Duke Gallery. Award open to all urban and contemporary artists; welcoming disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and photography.

Secret Art Prize

Metro is one of the sponsors of The Secret Art Prize, presented by Curious Duke Gallery. Award open to all urban and contemporary artists; welcoming disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and photography.

Metro works closely with the artists, supporting throughout the production of installations and exhibitions. Hospital Rooms is an arts and mental health charity that transform locked and secure wards with museum-quality artwork.

Hospital Rooms

Metro works closely with the artists, supporting throughout the production of installations and exhibitions. Hospital Rooms is an arts and mental health charity that transform locked and secure wards with museum-quality artwork.

Metro supports Accumulate, a youth charity empowering homeless people through creativity,  by collaborating in photography workshops.

Accumulate

Metro supports Accumulate, a youth charity empowering homeless people through creativity,  by collaborating in photography workshops.

Sponsoring First Women by printing exhibition materials for the First Women Project. The partnership was formed after Metro featured the project in 2014 following a creative consultation to review the First Women Portfolio.

First Women

Sponsoring First Women by printing exhibition materials for the First Women Project. The partnership was formed after Metro featured the project in 2014 following a creative consultation to review the First Women Portfolio.

Partners with Fujifilm UK in production for exhibitions, collaborating in photography award and prizes, as well as photography workshops.

FujiFilm

Partners with Fujifilm UK in production for exhibitions, collaborating in photography award and prizes, as well as photography workshops.

Partners with Pixel Rights, a platform for design and development of professional websites for photographers.

Pixel Rights

Partners with Pixel Rights, a platform for design and development of professional websites for photographers.

Supporting IAFOR for consecutive years with one of the Grand Prizes, the Metro Mentorship Programme & £1,000 GBP production credit for the winner.

IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

Supporting IAFOR for consecutive years with one of the Grand Prizes, the Metro Mentorship Programme & £1,000 GBP production credit for the winner.

Supporters of the NOA Award 17, a not for profit art charity Award, offering the Metro Mentorship Prize.

National Open Art Award

Supporters of the NOA Award 17, a not for profit art charity Award, offering the Metro Mentorship Prize.

Supporting the Award for consecutive years, awarding the winner to x20 Premier Prints, plus a Lab Tour, and a Portfolio Review with Creative Director Steve McLeod.

Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award

Supporting the Award for consecutive years, awarding the winner to x20 Premier Prints, plus a Lab Tour, and a Portfolio Review with Creative Director Steve McLeod.

Collaborations with Saatchi&Saatchi for different exhibitions.

Saatchi&Saatchi

Collaborations with Saatchi&Saatchi for different exhibitions.

Photography organisation that offers support, and networking for creative photographers worldwide. We work with them to provide opportunities to promote their work and make new connections via meetups, talks, and exhibitions.

Shutter Hub

Photography organisation that offers support, and networking for creative photographers worldwide. We work with them to provide opportunities to promote their work and make new connections via meetups, talks, and exhibitions.

Supporting Royal College of Art students throughout dedicated programmes.

Royal College of Art

Supporting Royal College of Art students throughout dedicated programmes.

Tailored support and dedicated programmes for University of Suffolk students.

University of Suffolk

Tailored support and dedicated programmes for University of Suffolk students.

Tailored support to students from University of the Arts London – London College of Communication.

University London College of Communication

Tailored support to students from University of the Arts London – London College of Communication.

Supporting Photomasters Shows at The Old Truman Brewery.

Photomasters

Supporting Photomasters Shows at The Old Truman Brewery.

Official Print Sponsor for Life Framer’s renowned annual photography exhibitions and host to their monthly judging sessions.

Life Framer

Official Print Sponsor for Life Framer’s renowned annual photography exhibitions and host to their monthly judging sessions.

Official Print and Framing Partner for Renaissance Photography Prize from 2014 – 2017.

Renaissance Photography Prize

Official Print and Framing Partner for Renaissance Photography Prize from 2014 – 2017.

Official Print and Framing Partner for British Journal Of Photography’s International Photography Award and Breakthrough Awards – 2017 & 2018

BJP International Award

Official Print and Framing Partner for British Journal Of Photography’s
International Photography Award and Breakthrough Awards – 2017 & 2018

We are partners with Cork Photo Festival, an artist-led initiative, highlighting local photographers in venues across Cork City.

Cork Photo Festival

We are partners with Cork Photo Festival, an artist-led initiative, highlighting local photographers in venues across Cork City.

Proud supporter of FORMAT International Photography Festival awarding Portfolio Review prizes in 2017.

Format Festival

Proud supporter of FORMAT International Photography Festival awarding Portfolio Review prizes in 2017.

Metro Imaging has a reputation for longstanding collaborative approaches to the photography and visual arts industry. At its core it recognises the need to work closely with individuals and institutions – so it was only natural that the company developed a programme to support projects and organisations by the way of partnerships. The aim is […]

Partnerships

Metro Imaging has a reputation for longstanding collaborative approaches to the photography and visual arts industry. At its core it recognises the need to work closely with individuals and institutions – so it was only natural that the company developed a programme to support projects and organisations by the way of partnerships. The aim is to maximise every opportunity to support and promote the partnership and to engage with the wider creative community.

Each partnership is bespoke and as individual as the group and it’s objectives. Metro Imaging constructs a support network that might include member offers and discounts for production; cross-promotional PR and marketing strategies; portfolio reviews and advice, competition judging and prize giving to workshops, lab tours and guest lectures.

Please email Kate O’Neill for more info.