Fine art, street Photographer and artist From 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 from Central Saint Martins and a Masters in Fine Art Painting at Chelsea College of Arts. During which time, worked at Smith’s Gallery for the Contemporary Art Society and assisted in curating exhibitions at the Lethaby Gallery, Smith’s Gallery and London Institute Gallery. Thereafter, leased a warehouse and in partnership set up an independent artists run studios and gallery showcasing emerging artists. Exhibited in London, Paris, Budapest, NYC, Hamburg and Shanghai, with work housed in private and public collections and featured in the UK Public Art Collection.
Member of ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art) and resident artist at Palace Wharf Studios (’98-’14). Initiated The Analogue Street Collective – featuring and publishing the work of the collective and invited photographers (member/editor/publisher)
Publications include Inspired Eye, doc! Aorta, LA HOT, 1x, PhotoVogue Italy with Urban pulse / Rome series featured in LensCulture and Resource Magazine.
“For photographer Lara Kantardjian, capturing the poetic reality of the city is an ongoing passion …Her striking black and white images, comprised of interesting set of subjects, cinematic lighting and a wonderfully crafted framing technique, showers the viewers with an endless ebb and flow of narrative.” – Marky Ramone