Colin Pantall is an photographer, writer, and educator based in Bath, England.

 

His work focusses on his immediate domestic environment and includes his book All Quiet on the Home Front, his publication Brexit Pictures, and his projectsThe Mental Load of Motherhood, Sofa Portraits and My German Family Album. He is interested in how environment, domestic space and family narratives overlap and interfere in our understanding of personal, visual, and political histories.

Books

November 2020: Brexit Pictures

October 2019: Magnum China (co-editor and writer)

November 2017: All Quiet on the Home Front

        

Published Work

 

December 2020: Splash and Grab Magazine - All Quiet on the Home Front

 

November 2020: Brexit Pictures Published

 

June 2018: Source Magazine – All Quiet on the Home Front

 

January 2018: American Suburb X – All Quiet on the Home Front

 

October 2017: All Quiet on the Home Front published

 

October 2017: British Journal of Photography: All Quiet on the Home Front

 

September 2017: Vogue Italia Online – All Quiet on the Home Front

 

 

 

Talks and Festivals

 

November 2020: While the World is Burning Screening, Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia

 

November 2020: Speaker, Judge Bird in Flight Festival, Ukraine

 

October 2020 – April 2021: Mentor, Catalyst, Bristol Photography Festival

 

November 2019: Moderator – Huts of Memory Conference/Women in Photography, with Maria Kapajeva, Dragana Jurisic, and Hannah Darabi

 

November 2019 – September 2020: Fellow of the Mekong Arts Hub/South East Asia Arts Network

 

July 2019: In Conversation with Martin Parr, Port Elliot, Devon

 

October 2018: All Quiet on the Home Front Presentation, with Emilie Lauwers, Valerio Alvarez and Marouissia Prignot as part of the Collaborative Working Talks, Recyclart Extra Fort, Brussels

 

October 2018: Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery

 

May 2018: Working Practice Presentation, with Laia Abril, Jon Uriarte and Julian Baron, Museo San Telmo, San Sebastian

 

September 2017: Member of the Artistic Committee - Gazebook: Manifestazione Internazionale del Fotolibro, Sicily.  I gave a talk about my book,  All Quiet on the Home Front, as well as leading a symposium on Politics, Photography and Change with Matthieu Asselin, Natalia Christie and Marco Paltrinieri.

 

January 2016: Speaker at It’s All in the Edit Symposium, UWE. Other speakers were Emma Bowkett (Financial Times Magazine Photo Editor) and Johnny Briggs

 

December 2016:  On Empathy - With Magnum Photos at Barbican Centre, London. I gave a talk on my work and empathy with Jess Crombie of Save the Children and Olivia Arthur of Magnum Photos.

 

September 2016: Member of the Artistic Committee - Gazebook: Manifestazione Internazionale del Fotolibro, Sicily.  I took part in an In-Conversation with Martin Parr.

 

June 2016: Creative Director, Photobook Bristol 2016:  I curated, scheduled and organized speakers for Photobook Bristol 2016. I also wrote content and publicity materials for this event. Speakers included Krass Clement, Martin Parr, Mariela Sancari, Mark Power, Laura El-Tantawy and Susan Meiselas.

 

November 2015: Curator of Sound, Word, Landscape: A day of talks and screenings at the Southbank Bristol looking at developments in the making, publication and exhibiting of landscape photography. Speakers include Jem Southam, Susan Derges, Ester Vonplon, Paul Gaffney and Angus Carlyle

 

September 2015: Member of the Artistic Committee - Gazebook: Manifestazione Internazionale del Fotolibro, Sicily:  I helped organise and publicise this new festival. I also gave a talk on my own work, ran portfolio reviews and held a workshop with Alex Bocchetto of Akina Books

 

June 2015: Vienna Photobook Festival – I gave a lecture on Narrative and my Germany Family Album. I also ran portfolio reviews for the Festival Book Prize.

 

June 2015: Photobook Bristol 2015 – Workshop Leader: I led Carolyn Drake, Nicolo Degiorgis and Rudi Thoemmes in a workshop on book publishing

 

November 2014: Three Days in Tharoul: I took part as a writer in a book-making workshop with Paul Gaffney and Pierre Liebaert

 

November 2014: Paris Photo: Lecture on My German Family Album

 

June 2014: Photobook Bristol: I took part in The Future of the Photobook Panel (with Anouk Kruithof, Bruno Ceschel, Delphine Bedel and Max Pinckers)

 

February 2014: Ffotogallery, Penarth: I led an In Conversation with Michal Iwanowski and Paul Gaffney

 

 

 

Some Recent Writing and Editing Work

 

 

2019 -2020: Photography, Truth and Storytelling – a series of posts for World Press Photo Witness

 

April 2019:  Vogue Italia: Claude and Lilly – feature on the photobook by Vincen Beeckman

 

April 2019: Magnum Photos: Diana Markosian and Walking – first in a series on photographers and their inspirations

February 2019: Feature with Matthew Genitempo, British Journal of Photography

 

November 2018: Overcoming the clichés of War, Anastasia Taylor-Lind feature, World Press Photo, Witness

 

October 2018: Co-editor and writer of Magnum China.

 

October 2016: Feature on Amak Mahmoodian, Foam Magazine

 

September 2016: History of European Photography, Vol III: Writer of the section on British Photography 1970 -2010

 

July 2016: New Talent: Nicolo Degiorgis, Foam Magazine

 

July 2016: Education and Workshop Feature, The British Journal of Photography

 

May 2016: Introductory text for Nicolo Degiorgis’ exhibition and catalogue of work by Max Pinckers and Daisuke Yokota

March 2015: Mishka Henner’s Feedlots, Foam Magazine.

 

March 2014: Lina Hashim interview: Islam, Collaboration and Subversion. The Photograph as Evidence, The British Journal of Photography

 

July 2014: Mind Games:  An interview with Joan Fontcuberta, The British Journal of Photography

 

October 2011: Collaborative Practice, The British Journal of Photography

Group Exhibitions

December 2020: Art Remedy Screening, Miami

 

November 2020: While the World is Burning Screening, Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia

 

2018: National Portrait Gallery, London - Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize

 

2010: Galleriana Contemporaneo, Venice - Looking at|Looking for

 

2009: The Photo Festival of Savignano, Italy - Looking at|Looking for

 

2009: Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

 

2008: National Portrait Gallery, London - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

 

2008: The Lowry Centre,  Manchester – Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

 

2007: National Portrait  Gallery - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

 

2007: Artspace Witzenhausen, Amsterdam - Innocence Now

©2020 by Colin Pantall