I've designed and led a variety of workshops in photography and video and I love working with people of all ages and backgrounds, helping them to generate work in a supportive and creative environment. Below are a selection of examples. For information about upcoming workshops click here
Conway Photography Course 2019
The meetup sessions are a mixture of theory, group discussion, practical exercises and individual tutorials. Each month there is a different theme and an assignment for the month which will build towards a selection of work for exhibition. Participants must sign up for 6 sessions that can be used at any of the 10 dates before November, when the work will be exhibited at Conway Hall for a month.
This year it kicks off on February 2nd (1.30pm-4.30pm) - and the first theme is Portrait Photography The next dates are March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, 3rd August, September 1st, October 19th and the final exhibition planning session will be decided later in the year. Themes will include: Photographer as Flaneur, Ethics and Complexities, Public vs Private, Photographic Rebels, two sessions on project development & New Approaches & Collaboration.
There will be an additional exhibition visit and discussion in late February to see Diane Arbus: in the beginning @ Hayward Gallery.
The cost is £180, £150 Concession £120 full-time students. This includes 6 x 3 hour group sessions, 1 x 30 minute one to one tutorial, exhibition hanging and private opening. (This does not include printing costs.)
A workshop exploring the ways we can communicate the experience of photographs, using text, image and performance. Part of the Writing Photographs Conference.
Writing Photographs is a collaboration between Tate and The Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub at London College of Communication.
Photographic documentation by Lucas Gabellini Fava
This workshop took inspiration from the current exhibition exploring 4 Saints in 3 Acts, the opera that defied traditional form and content, radically negotiating the intersection of white and black, queer and straight, avant-garde and mainstream subcultures. Designed and led with Luke Dixon, the sessions looked at ways of photographing performance, the different ways of performing for the camera, the relationship between photographer and performer, and the construction of identity - both sides of the lens.
An eight week course exploring women's contribution to photography from Julia Margaret Cameron to the present day with access to the V&A print room. Participants worked on a specific project and produced a print of their work.
In collaboration with designer-maker Imogen Di Sapia, this workshop explored the use of storytelling as a way of generating imagery and providing material and inspiration for portraits and still life photography.
Portrait Photography : Theory, Process, Practice - Conway Hall Feb/March 2017
A two-day workshop devised and led by myself and Lorna Robertson, exploring portraiture from a variety of practical and theoretical perspectives.
Seeing Ourselves - Wellcome Collection 27th July 2016 & 7th July 2017
A drop-in event for visitors to explore self-portraiture through drawing and photography.
Producing the Self - Tate Britain 18th & 25th June 2016
A workshop open to the public that explores how photography can help develop an understanding of the self.
Inspired by the BP Spotlight: Jo Spence display at Tate Britain, participants use their own cameras or camera-phones to be both photographer and subject, exploring the dynamics of the photo shoot, producing the self and learning to see with care.
For more information see the workshop link here
Antiuniversity Now Festival (22/11/15) - Portrait Photography Fast and Slow
We're taking more pictures than ever before but how are we taking them? This is an exploration of how we create photographs, from directing a sitter, to raising the selfie-stick. What are the dynamics that we establish and how does it feel? What is the point of a professional photo shoot? Is photography dead or are we all photographers?*
This is a playful, group-based session with two sections and a break in the middle. Do bring a camera but as it's rather experimental, you can probably do this workshop without one.
The Midnight Run 2015 - Site Specific Smartphone Portraiture
I was selected to be an artist for The Midnight Run in July 2015. I ran a short workshop where people were asked to partner up and engage intimately with the architecture in a small mews near Shepherd's Bush.
NCS The Challenge
I facilitated Photography, Media and Art workshops for The Challenge during the summer and other holidays. I teach a three day programme to 15-17 year olds culminating in a showcase. For the first two days I take the young people to a community group where they can share the skills that they have learnt with people from various social backgrounds. Over the summer I have worked in Dementia Care homes, Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation centres, Residential care homes for people with disabilities, Refugee Advocacy Charities and youth projects. I'm unable to post images or video but here is a piece of inspiration that one of the group who had autism wrote for refugees that have recently arrived in the UK
The NCS The Challenge website is here