Reading Photographs: A Short Guide to History, Theory, and Practice

Begins Wednesday February 2nd 2022

This two-part series of lectures will introduce you to the contemporary practice of photography through examples that link the historical, the contemporary, and the theoretical in a way that is dynamic, visual, and accessible to everybody.

 

Touching on major photographic genres such as landscape photography, portraiture, and conflict, it will look at some of the key photographers and ideas that have shaped how we see the world today and will also present a global, pluralist outlook on both the wonderful expressive and artistic qualities of the photographic image, as well as its darker side.

The lecture series comes in two 8-lecture parts. The first part will look at the origins of key photographic genres, where they came from, how they affect the images we make and see today, and how those genres are influenced by different global theories and practices.The second part will look at how social and cultural change in the post-war era influenced photographic practice around the world.

This series of lectures 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. If you have never studied photography, these lectures will give you a fast track introduction to the history of photography and its theory. And if you have studied photography, it will  present new possibilities that will refresh your understanding of what photography is and what it can be.

 

Time: 18:00 – 20:00 British Time

Dates: 2nd February, 9th February, 16th February, 23rd February, 2nd March, 9th March, 16th March, 23rd March

Cost: £160 

pay via

 

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/colinpantall

 

or email me at colinpantall@yahoo.co.uk for payment details

 

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I am delighted to present BIRDS OF A FEATHER to you.

 

Buy the book here 

 

BIRDS OF A FEATHER is a publication that gives an insight into the organisation and functioning of OpStap, a group-based program for people with drug addictions and people in recovery. The focus lays on the guests of OpStap, who are given a meaningful use of time and meaning through meetings, activities and voluntary work.

 

BIRDS OF A FEATHER contains stories that are worth being told, faces that should not be forgotten, is a book that deserves to be printed ...

 

But not without your help! We are setting up a crowdfunding campaign to support this project. More info?

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/book-birds-of-a-feather#/

 

BIRDS OF A FEATHER is a collaboration between the organisation of OpStap, photographer Vincen Beeckman, writer Colin Pantall, designer Lien Van Leemput, publisher Art Paper Editions (APE) & the city of Ghent.

"The past is like a shelf in a library. There are parts of me that are on that shelf that I will never go to or reopen. But they are there and I know they are there."
Lisette

Autumn Project Development Seminars

(Now full - email me on colinpantall@yahoo.co.uk if you are interested in joining the spring course)

(September 2021 – February 2022 –monthly online group seminars and 1 tutorial. The course will roll over in March).

 

Over a period of five sessions (and one 30 minute tutorial) this course will look at the different ways in which you can develop your personal project for 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. The course will look at the ideas behind images and how artistic, cultural, and political influences have helped shaped how those images can be understood.

 

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

In addition to each session, students will also receive a 30-minute one to one tutorials which will focus specifically on their work.

By the end of the course students will have a stronger narrative foundation, ideas on how to use text, design, and printing, and possibilities for moving the project forward.

 

 

Time: 18:00 – 20:00 British Time 

Dates: 14th September, 12th October, 9th November, 14th December, 11th January 2022 – tutorials for the week of 8th February 2022

Sign up  now through Paypal, £160,  at

 https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/colinpantall

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Online Summer Course

Starting 22nd June

 

The Bath School of Photography 

with Colin Pantall

 

Developing your Project

 

Over a period of six weeks this course will look at the different ways in which you can develop your personal project for 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. The course will look at the ideas behind images and how artistic, cultural, and political influences have helped shaped how those images can be understood.

 

Each session will include a short introduction to partcipants’ projects, editing, and how image, text, and narrative overlap and interact. Peer-to-peer participation will be encouraged.

In addition to each session, students will also receive a 30-minute one to one tutorials which will focus specifically on their work.

By the end of the course students will have a stronger narrative foundation, ideas on how to use text, design, and printing, and possibilities for moving the project forward.

 

 

Time: 18:00 – 20:00 British Summer Time (UTC + 1)

Dates: 22nd June, 29th June, 13th July, 20th July, 10th August, 17th August

Cost: NOW FULL - email me at colinpantall@yahoo.co.uk to reserve a place on my Autumn online course linking theory and practice

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Colin Pantall NFTs now available to view and buy on Hic et Nunc

My Television Personalities pictures are a series where the televisual, the photographic, the analogue, and the digital overlap, each element amplifying and echoing the imperfections of the other.

This is an experiment of mining NFTs on the Hic et Nunc website. 

Go here to view and buy

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I am also very much looking forward to introducing these speakers for the third series of RPS lectures.

 

They will look at how photography is made, used, understood, and exhibited from multiple perspectives. There will be perspectives on exhibiting, curating, publishing, on how regional histories, collaboration, the curriculum, and science feed into and from our understanding of images, how that has and can be used for both good means and bad - and how we can try to address the injustices of the past through a change in understanding what the community of knowledge is and can be.

 

For more information and to sign up, please visit the RPS here.

Image right by Chemi Dorje, of Photo Kathmandu

Online Course with Spazio Labo

I will be teaching an online course with Spazio Labo, starting March 18th. 

Click here for more details and to sign up (early bird sign up till February 23rd).

Image from the Sydney Police Archive Specials

 

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15th January 2021

Read my Q&A with Rica Cerbarano on Vogue Italia online. 

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30th November, 2020

Brexit Pictures is now sold out. 

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28th November, 2020

 

Angkor Photo Festival 2020:

I'm very happy to be showing Brexit Pictures as part of this screening on Saturday at 7pm Cambodian time. Click on the image for more details

Brexit Posters

 

Brexit Posters are now available. 

David Cameron, Theresa May, and David Cameron with terms of office (projected for Johnson). 

Dimensions: 39.5 cm x 30cm

Printed on Ultra Matt 240 paper

Price £30 each for purchasers of Brexit Pictures

£40 (plus £10 postage however many you buy) for non-purchasers of Brexit Pictures

 

Buy now through Paypal.

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November 2020

 

Bird in Flight Juror and artist's talk, Kiev, Ukraine. 

Clink on the link below for our discussion on identity in photography

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I will be talking at the Bird in Flight festival 2020 on November 11th at 3pm UK time about My German Family Album. 

Book here.