This week, Photofusion will reopen our darkrooms and scanning facilities. It’s been a bit quiet around here, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back!
In the darkrooms and scanning suite, we will revert to the strict measures we introduced last summer:
One person in the colour darkroom.
One person in black and white.
We will ask you to arrive in a mask, wash hands frequently, and make use of the hand sanitiser and gloves available. We have an NHS Covid QR code, we ask that you scan it on arrival, and we require a mask to be worn at all times, in common areas.
The darkrooms are operating on a limited schedule, for now they are only open on Thursdays and Fridays (11:00am-4:30) You will be collected at the entrance to International House (6 Canterbury Crescent SW9 7QD) at 11:00 and brought into the building by a member of staff. We cannot accommodate late arrivals and we will not be able to refund your money if you arrive too late to meet us at the entrance.
We’ll be reopening the scanning suite on a similar basis to the darkrooms.
A maximum of one person booking per day, Monday–Friday. Sessions will be bookable from 11:00-4:30, minimum session duration is one hour, maximum five hours
Please email: [email protected] to book the darkroom or scanner. We’ll send over a PayPal invoice; once settled the booking is confirmed.
We are not currently running inductions on any of the rental facilities. So, for the time being, they are only available to people familiar with using our facilities.
We’re continuing to run our hybrid mail order film processing. As before, you will need to book in and pay online in advance. We recommend you pay for scans (high, medium, or low res) which you will receive via WeTransfer once your film has been processed. We will hold onto your negatives until after lockdown (if you need your negatives urgently, give us a call and let us know).
If you want to post your films to us, we’d strongly recommend using Royal Mail Special Delivery – this is the only service they offer which is tracked from drop off, to delivery.
We are still recruiting for LCN, our EU funded professional development programme. LCN is a long-running programme which, post Brexit, will be wrapping up at the end of 2021. This is an opportunity to learn new skills which are important to the development of your practice, as well as to get support in setting up or strengthening your business. This is a funded programme and is delivered to you at no cost. If you are registered with HMRC as self-employed or a limited company/partnership, you are eligible to apply. Email: [email protected] for more information.
Looking forward to seeing your lovely selves in tiny little on-screen boxes soon!
Anti-Racism: A Statement from Photofusion
Photofusion stands against racism and supports Black Lives Matter. We continue to work as we have done, towards embodying the values of anti-racism with our work and organisation. The barbaric killing of George Floyd has had a significant and distressing impact on us all. We acknowledge the presence of systemic racism in society and further consider what we can do to counter racism whenever and wherever it occurs.
In response to recent events and in support of Black Lives Matter, we have been working alongside our young people’s collective, Sorry2AnnoyU (S2AU), to craft a visual response and related programming. As from tomorrow, we are excited to be turning our social media over to these young people. We are immensely proud of the work they have made over the past two weeks. Announcements on programming and funded opportunities for BAME artists who wish to make work in support of Black Lives Matter will be forthcoming.
Film processing – Hybrid Mail order service– You can now book film processing online, and drop films off in person to the reception of International House, Monday – Friday 10:30am – 4:30pm.
We offer a range of film developing and scanning services. Drop your film off and it will be hand-processed by our highly skilled technicians. We can develop both black and white film and C41 colour film in 35mm, 120 and 4×5 film formats. We also have a postal option if you can’t make it to our space.
We run a wide range of photography courses, each led by an experienced professional. There is something for everyone – whether you are new to photography and want to learn camera basics or you are a pro looking to develop additional skills. We even have one-to-one options available so we can tailor the lessons to you.
We have a professional darkroom, suitable for both black and white and colour printing, available for hire at affordable daily rates. Additionally, we have a fully-equipped solo darkroom available that can be used traditionally or for a variety of alternative processes.
Become a Photofusion Member and be part of our thriving community of creatives. Our members range from students and recent graduates, through to hobbyists and professionals photographers. There are also exclusive benefits and discounts available to our members.