About Us | Our Story
Photofusion provides a diverse range of photographic services that continually respond to the revolution and evolution of lens-based imagery. With analogue, digital and moving image facilities, Photofusion delivers vital training, support and career progression to photographers of all abilities.
The centre’s facilities include digital suites, darkrooms, exhibition production services and picture library alongside a contemporary gallery which places an emphasis on showcasing emerging photographers, alongside new work by mid-career artists. The exhibition programme includes artist talks, panel discussions and occasional related masterclasses or workshops.
Alongside its professional development and training programmes, Photofusion delivers a range of crucial outreach engagement projects, working with socially and culturally marginalised young people, offering photographer-led creative programmes, skills-based accredited courses, bursaries and internships in collaboration with local organisations and a range of funding partners.
The continually expanding membership scheme, which has supported many award-winning photographers, now hosts regular, members-only events including practical demonstrations, critical feedback sessions, artist talks and discussions on establishing a photographic practice.
Originally founded as the Photo Co-op in 1979 in Wandsworth, South London, Photofusion has metamorphosed from a small collective of documentary photographers to becoming London’s largest independent photography resource centre, moving to new premises in the vibrant heart of Brixton in 1991 and receiving a National Lottery Award in 1995 for further expansion of premises. In 2018, Photofusion and 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning are working together to deliver an exciting programme of critical artistic development and engagement in Lambeth, building on past collaboration to form a new consortium as a new Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.
Photofusion Board of Directors
Several new appointments have recently been made to strengthen the oversight of Photofusion as the organisation engages with a challenging business environment to provide for the future.
Photofusion Educational Trust
Established in 1991 to provide educational opportunities in photography through workshops and training and through supporting exhibitions which promote a vision of art education for all. The Trust obtained charitable status at the same time as the formation of Photofusion Ltd, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.
Photofusion Educational Trust aims to raise income for photography education in London.
Charity Registration No.1007491