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Autumn 2024: Global Histories Online Course


Begins Monday 30th September  2024                                     



Global Histories looks at the ways in which photobooks, design, and politics have played in photographic history. It will look at regional histories and how conflict, colonialism, independence, and economics have helped shaped both the photography of a place and the ways in which it is disseminated.

This series is ideal for anybody who seeks to understand how images are made and understood. It will enrich your understanding of the multiple ways in which images can be read, and will also add layers to how you make images and how you communicate those images to a broader audience. 


1 Archives; Their creation, their resuscitation, their recontextualisation

2  Japanese Photography: Reinvention, conflict, and self

3 British Photography: Photographing Decline

4 China: Revolution and Control

5 Collaborative Practices: Whose picture is it anyway?

6 Photobook Stories




Time: 18:00 – 20:00 UK time


Monday 30th September, Monday 14th October, Monday 28th October, Monday 11th November, Monday 25th November, Monday 9th December

2024 Autumn Online Project Development Course  


October 2024 – December 2024 online - 5 group seminars and 2 one-to-one tutorials. 


Over a period of five sessions (and two 30 minute tutorials) this online course will look at the different ways in which you can develop your personal project for a coherent starting point, or possible exhibition, publication, or professional dissemination.


The course will focus on participants’ practice, the work they are making, and how projects can be developed into coherent stories that might be told  in print, in the gallery, in photobooks.


Each session will use the impetus from participants’ projects to highlight how sequencing, text, and narrative overlap and interact. Peer-to-peer participation is a central element of the course. 


Time: 18:00 – 20:00 British Time 


Dates: Tuesday 8th October, Tuesday 22nd  October. Tuesday 5th November, Tuesday 19th November, Monday 2nd December

Plus individual sessions in October/December

Writing for Photographers (with Simon Bainbridge and the BJP

London, 20 April 2024

A one-day introductory workshop on how to write about your photography. Using interactive examples and exercises, the workshop will examine various forms of writing, the different voices that can be delivered for different purposes, how to start writing, and – ultimately – how to write a convincing and engaging statement about your work.

Throughout the day, you will be encouraged to identify your interests, and to use writing to channel the purpose of your work and to express your voice. You will be given help to write your own personal statement, and get feedback on your writing in one-to-one, 30-minute follow-up sessions at a later date.

On this course you will:

  • Find ways to get started with writing

  • Develop your own project statement

  • Identify the key elements of your work

  • Gain insights into how you can use text and image

  • Do exercises on how to use writing as a tool for identifying your purpose

  • Experiment with how to simplify language and be direct in your writing

  • Learn how to engage and interest your audience

  • Examine how to adapt your own texts for different audiences

  • Get feedback on your writing in a follow-up one-to-one session with a tutor

Reserve Your Space

£250 Per Person

10:00 - 18:00
20 April 2024, BJP Offices, London E2

This workshop is strictly limited to 12 participants. Please reserve your ticket today to guarantee your place.




I mentor photographers both highly experienced and those who are looking to add a critical element to their practice.

In these mentoring sessions we work together (both in-person and/or online) on how projects can be developed, how theory can tie into practice, how a visual voice can be developed, how text can add to image, how contemporary practice connects to a wider history of photography. If you've never studied photography, I will bring you up to speed on the theory and the practice.

Feel free to contact me with any questions if you are are interested.


Writing for Photographers

Need a text for your project? Do you need some words to get to the heart of your project?

Need a statement that merges theory, practice and what makes your work so unique?

If you do, get in touch. I might be able to help.

Writing and Photography Workshop

My writing and photography workshops will be returning in the near future. Email me at for more details.

Thank you all the participants who came to my writing and photography workshops in 2019 and 2020. We've had photographers, curators, journalists, students, curators, young photographers just starting out and artists come and the range of approaches has been exciting and stimulating. 



Some Feedback: 'Really useful and insightful. Looking forward to articulating what my work means to me so that others can relate'. 5/5



'Absolutely delighted with the course, extemely pleased to go home and take it all in for the next few weeks.' 5/5



'It was really enjoyable and something that I wouldn't have got anywhere else.' 5/5




“Once again...welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.” ― Bram Stoker, Dracula



Writing and Photography is a one-day introductory workshop on the different ways you can write about photography – both your own photography and other people’s. Using interactive examples, the workshop  will examine different forms of writing, the different voices it can be delivered with, finding your interests, how to start writing and escaping the academic voice.

 If you have ideas,  you can write, if you lack confidence in writing, this workshop will help you gain confidence.




It’s for anybody who is interested in writing about images..


Writing develops ideas, it makes connections, it enriches photography. This workshop is for people who want to expand how they think about and see their own photography. It’s for people who want to write about their own work and find ways to connect their way of seeing with viewers through writing.


It’s for people who want to write about photography, who think there are areas that are neglected or ignored in photography. It’s to give a written voice to those areas.   




One of the major blockages for people who want to write about photography is thinking there is one way of writing. There are many ways of writing about images. It does not have to be formal, academic, or an essay.


Using interactive activities with images, texts and key examples, participants will begin to identify ways of writing that match their personal style. They will  look at starting points for getting their inspirations and ideas in a variety of written forms. By the end of the workshops, students will have  writing ideas and approaches they can apply to their own work in the coming days, weeks and months. I



 I am a writer, photographer and lecturer in photography. I write regularly for publications including the British Journal of Photography, World Press Photo Witness, Magnum Photos, PH Museum of Humanity, Photomonitor, and Source Magazine. I co-edited and wrote Magnum China and have also written and edited texts for photographers including Cat Hyland, Laura El-Tantawy, Vincen Beeckman, and Amak Mahmoodian.


In addition to this, I have a background in teaching writing to learners with language barriers. Building confidence and developing both short-term and long-term strategies and frameworks of writing for participants of all levels is my speciality.




The next live workshop is now likely to be in late spring 2024 

I will keep you posted on this. 



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