0207 865 0000


  • Direct to Media PrintingDirect to Media Large Format Printing - Print your image directly to a material of your choice. Print directly to Perspex, aluminium, wood, glass, Dibond, Slate and more.
  • Professional Photographic PrintingProfessional photographic printing including C type prints, Giclee prints to black and white prints. Lambda prints, large format Lightjets and Duratrans.
  • Photographic Framing and MountingFull bespoke photographic framing options from classic wood frames, card, Fomaex, Perspex photo mounting to specially designed lightboxes.
  • Creative Retouch ServicesA talented team of London creative retouchers who combine expertise with creative advice for professional photographic services.
  • Photographic Film Processing & ScanningPhotographic film processing and scanning, offering a wide range of high quality photographic film lab services in London.
  • Student Photographic Printing & Processing Student services for photo printing, mounting and framing plus film lab services for end of year shows and exhibitions.

RCA Metro Prize winner 2013 – Michal Bar-Or

22 September 2013
Metro has been a supporter of young, upcoming photographers for many years, believing that nurturing student and undeveloped talent is a rewarding and satisfying commitment.

As part of our student programme we were delighted earlier in the summer to announce Michal Bar-Or as the winner of the Royal College of Art/Metro Imaging Prize 2013, awarding a £1000 credit at Metro plus an invaluable year’s worth of professional practice mentorship.

Steve Macleod, Metro’s creative director and part the panel of judges for the RCA Prize commented, “It was a very difficult task I must say as the level of work was incredibly high this year. We are delighted to be working with Michal, her work has the potential to go in so many directions and it will be a pleasure to see how it progresses over this next year.”

Israeli born Michal titled her project ‘Works from the Palestine Exploration Fund Archive’ using her artistic practice to rethink the mechanisms we use to construct our histories and identities. With a collection of objects and images from the archive of the Palestine Exploration Fund (the first organisation established specifically for the study of Palestine in 1865) she looked at the very first European attempts to transform the notion of the land of Palestine by creating evidential links between the physical landscape and the Bible, using different conceptual and material approaches to challenge, disrupt and intervene with those past archeological documents challenging our notion of the land and our relationship to it.

“These (items) were imported, like me, from Palestine to London, in order to re-view my motherland through a foreign timeframe and ideology” Michal Bar-Or comments,

“This transformation still affects the reality and the politics of the region today.  Archaeology was one of the main tools for this transformation, as it created material evidence that could transform the biblical stories into historical facts.

“The work reflects upon my own identity. It exposes the dual relationship I have with my motherland as both a daughter of colonialists (Zionists), and as a native, as I don't know any other home.
Click for more information about ‘Works from the Palestine Exploration Fund Archive’ project
Click for more information about Michal Bar-Or

A short profile film about Michal has also been produced. Channel 4 & Saatchi Gallery as part of a group of films about the shortlisters in this year's New Sensations which selects the best UK art graduates  These will run during Channel 4's Random Acts strand.

Images © Michal Bar-Or

Newsletter signup

Sign up to our newsletter


Latest from Flickr

Metro Imaging would like to use cookies to store information on your computer, to improve our website. Cookies that are essential for parts of the site to operate have already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy. Click here to allow non-essential cookies