For my third Photofusion Members’ Project Review Katerina Kalogeraki sent selection of 10 photographs from her personal project, Family Portraits: Four Generations, focusing on families from countries “around Europe and one family from Singapore”. The work aims to look at family structures, cultural similarities and differences, and cross-cultural mixing over generations. The colour photographs are all environmental portraits taken in each of the family’s homes, indoors and outdoors. There is no easily discernible reason as to why two photographs have been shot outside the home and I wondered why. In looking at the images these two feel inconsistent with the Read More...

We need your help. After 25 years, we are gravely threatened by a combination of falling funding and rising rent. Please help us to move, survive, and carry on doing great work! Read More...

Peter Kennard in conversation with Kazuma Obara Free & exclusive to Photofusion Members Wednesday 30 March, 19:00 Peter Kennard is Britain’s most important political artist and a “living hero of pacifist photomontage … denouncing war for more than four decades” (Jonathan Jones, The Guardian). Inspiring many of today’s politically aware artists such as Mark Wallinger and Banksy, the Imperial War Museum in London is currently honouring his work with a major retrospective, “Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist” (until 30 May 2016). Peter will discuss aspects of his own career and lead a conversation with Kazuma Obara, whose exhibition “Silent Histories” Read More...

Miranda Gavin review the work of Holly McGlynn, whose work draws from lifestyle and fashion editorial spreads for women’s magazines and high-street fashion. Read More...

In an age of digital perfection and digital reproduction there are many artists who look backwards and sideways to create something new and different. Many look to historical and alternative photographic processes as an antidote to digital perfection, exchanging computer for darkroom, perfection for the unpredictable, machine made for hand made. Read More...

Miranda Gavin review ‘Gathered Leaves’ by US-based documentary photographer Alec Soth. Read More...

To coincide with the Skin & Blister exhibition, we have scheduled the following events: EXHIBITION EVENT Establishing & Sustaining Your Practice: The benefits of working collectively Speakers: Sophie Gerrard, Melanie King, Laura Solomons. Chaired by Anthony Luvera Thursday 25 February, 19:00 £5.00 (£3.50 Members) This event will present creative examples that highlight how working collectively can significantly support early career artists to establish their practice through providing mutual support, collaborating on projects, sharing ideas, feedback and contacts, co-curating exhibitions and, very practically, sharing space and resources. BOOK HERE MEMBERS’ EVENT Working Collectively: Then & Now Speakers: Sophie Davis, Esther Eichmann, Read More...

T S Eliot’s The Waste Land poetry and photography project Working in partnership with Evelyn Grace Academy and Brixton Learning Alliance Photofusion trained a team of 15 volunteer photographers to work with 180 year 8 students from Evelyn Grace Academy. Across 4 days, students worked with digital and polaroid cameras to make photographic interpretations of T S Eliot’s poem, The Wasteland. Waste Land inspired poems and photographs were later displayed at the school and 6 winners were selected to have their work shown in the Electric Lane gallery outside Photofusion. Read More...

Every summer Photofusion’s community department fundraises to run at least 1 week of free summer activities to local young people. In these open-access creative weeks we open up our facilities to local young people who are keen to experience the breadth of photography. Recent summer schools have including sourcing unusual objects from the Brixton Market to make distinctive pinhole cameras, double-exposure workshops, studio photography sessions and photo-collage projects. Read More...

As well as stills photography, Photofusion run video and moving images courses for young people. Most recently we ran a series called “Film On Film” which we ran in partnership with The Princes Trust. On this programme we looked at the long love affair between photography and cinema. A list of self-referential films that celebrate and challenge photography was drawn up studied. To give students a full induction into filmmaking we partnered up with no.w.here lab, a photo-chemical film lab and education centre. Here students were able to use Bolex cameras and process their own 16mm film. Below are some Read More...