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.

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Our Partnerships

‘There’s a shite stunk in the Air…Dad’s oot oan Bail!’ Edgar Martins Exhibition, MNAC, Lisbon This new exhibition by Martins is a comprehensive and original take on his award winning literary and artistic project What Photography and Incarceration have with an Empty vase, a multifacted body of work developed from a project wotking with inmates […]

Edgar Martins exhibition MNAC, Lisbon

‘There’s a shite stunk in the Air…Dad’s oot oan Bail!’

Edgar Martins Exhibition, MNAC, Lisbon

This new exhibition by Martins is a comprehensive and original take on his award winning literary and artistic project What Photography and Incarceration have with an Empty vase, a multifacted body of work developed from a project wotking with inmates in the Midlands, UK as well as with their families and a myriad of local organisations and locals.

Using the social context of incarceration as a starting point, Martins explores the philosophical concept of absence, and addresses a broader consideration of the status of the photograph when questions of visibility, ethics, aesthetics, ontology and documentation intersect.

By giving a voice to inmates and their families and addressing prison as a set of social relations rather than a mere physical space, Martins’ work proposes to rethink and counter the sort of imagery normally associated with incarceration.

One of Metro Imaging‘s Master Printers, Jason Tasker has worked closely with Edgar for many years and we are proud to have collaborated on this new exhibition.

The exhibition runs from may through to the 22nd August 2022.

 

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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 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.

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 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

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.