Photofusion Contributor | Miranda Gavin

Miranda Gavin @ Photofusion

It is a great pleasure to announce that I will be writing on a regular basis, two articles per month, for the Photofusion website. I have long been a supporter of Photofusion and the breadth of its work and range of facilities, including a gallery, darkrooms, and digital imaging suite. When I was asked if I wanted to contribute to the website, I had no hesitation.

Miranda Gavin

Not only do I fully support all its endeavours and the exciting plans for the future, but I am looking forward also to developing an ongoing collaboration with the new board of directors. Photofusion is ‘walking the talk’ and can pride itself on being an example of good practice. I am not being asked to work for free, or for low rates, something that is becoming increasingly the case in the photography and art world, and am being given the space to respond to members’ work and write about the things I care about and love. Finally, I will be giving a talk about submitting to competitions on Tuesday 13 October at Photofusion gallery starting at 7pm and, for the fifth year, I will be judging the Hotshoe Photofusion Award 2015 in early December.

I look forward to seeing you there and connecting with you virtually via the website. Do feel free to comment and share your thoughts too. I welcome the interaction.


Photobook Reviews

I will be reviewing one photo book a month, on the 10th of each month, starting 10 October. These will be supplied, mostly, by The Photographers’ Gallery bookshop, where I will have a modest but fair budget to select a number of books to review.

I will also consider any published, or self-published, books by Photofusion members. If you have a limited edition, or a one-off book, you can send it to Photofusion and I will consider it alongside the other books that I have already selected. If you want it returned, then you can either pick it up from the office or I will post it back if you send a Stamped Addressed Envelope.

This way, smaller projects will also be given a chance to be reviewed and the books that I have selected will add to a public, rather than a private, collection of photo books that Photofusion members can access and enjoy.


Theme/Opinion Piece

Every two months, on the 25th, I will be writing a themed or opinion piece, so look out for my first article on 25 October 2015. The next article will be published before Christmas on the 21 December 2015.


Photofusion Members’ Project Review

Every two months, I will be writing a Photofusion Members’ Project review from those that are sent to me. See details below with guidelines on how and when to submit books and projects.

Submission Guidelines

PHOTOBOOK MONTHLY – SUBMISSION FOR MEMBERS:

Please send, or drop-in, your book by the 29th of the previous month. See below for the address.

For the first review, members need to submit books by 29 September 2015.
The first review will be published on 10 October 2015.

For the second review, members need to submit work by 29 October 2015.
The second review will be published on 10 November 2015.


PHOTOFUSION MEMBERS PROJECT REVIEW – BI-MONTHLY

Members will be requested to submit work between the first and tenth of the previous month.

For the first review, members need to submit work between 1-10 October 2015. This will be published on 25 November 2015.

For the second review, members need to submit work between 1-10 December 2015. This will be published on 25 January 2016.

Submission guidelines
A series of 8-12 images
Please indicate if the work has been published, please give details of publisher/publication and when? Or if it has been, or is going to be exhibited, please give details of where and when?
Please include a short artist’s statement about the work, 300 words maximum.

NOTE: When submitting a series, please label and order the images in the sequence that you want them to be viewed.

If you have a body of work, for example a Fine Art project that needs to be viewed as physical prints, rather than online, please send prints in (max size 10×8/A4) and they can then be picked up when finished.

For online submissions, please email me:
miranda.gavin@photofusion.org

For physical submissions of a book or project, please include S.A.E, if you want it sent back, or you can pick it up:

FAO: Miranda Gavin
Photofusion
17A Electric Lane
London
SW9 8LA