For the first three years of its existence, the Independent Photography Festival (IPF) was exclusively a Melbourne-only affair, showcasing Australian photographers alongside international guests.

2015 is the year that has seen the festival go truly International thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign earlier this year, with shows in New York and Los Angeles having been and gone - and is now coming to London. The aims of IPF is to get photography from our screens and into a real life setting - an admirable goal to give photographs the contemplation and scope that they deserve from photographers on the rise. As IPF say themselves:

"..too long our altogether analogue, manual and physical practice has been confined to blogs, tumblrs and dedicated websites. PF exists in an effort to bring together the living, breathing artists and creatives who make up our inclusive but nowadays very screen-based discipline"

On offer is Luke Overin's often South London-based images in Ultimate Metal Breakdown hosted at 71A Gallery - Overin having contributed to Vice's "A Love Letter To.." series. Rio 2016 sees Jane Stockdale documenting Kosovo's athletes with their first ever foray into the Olympics, following Kosovo having declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Head to Peckham Spring for this show.

Also included in the 11-day long program is a Zine Making Workshop where the public can bring 6x4 prints of their own work, an exhibition by The Photocopy Club, and Kat Hanula's Celestial Communication that utilises found images.

IPF runs from Nov 18th - 29th - do check out their website for a full breakdown of who is on where and when.