For our old friends, this is going to look a bit different, but the pandemic has been beneficial to discover new ways of working. Over the last year, we moved from friendly faces to digital screens and we’re looking forward to welcoming you back into our space. We’ll continue to follow government guidelines and we ask that you respect our team as we get back to a new normal.
Our main entrance through Brixton Recreation Centre is now open, so if you’re coming to our space, please use this entrance. We have an NHS Covid QR code, we ask that you scan it on arrival. We’ll also ask you to wear a mask in all common areas unless exempt, wash hands frequently, and make use of the hand sanitiser available.
Please note booking is required for access to our gallery, darkrooms, and scanning suite.
SCANNING AND DARKROOMS
Our Darkrooms have been so popular recently, so we’ll be opening from Wednesday- Friday (11am-4:30pm) from 4th August 2021. Bookings will be increased to 2 people in B&W and colour. To book your session please email: [email protected]
Our scanning suite bookings will remain. 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.
We’re continuing to run our hybrid mail order film processing. As before, you will need to book in and pay online in advance and then send the film by post or leave in our dropbox outside the entrance of International House.
Film collection is available by arrangement, normally Monday – Friday, 10:30am – 4:30pm.
This will be the last chance to apply for London Creative Network.
LCN is a long-running programme which will be wrapping up at the end of 2021. We will be running a short intense programme that will focus on lighting skills. Participants will be trained on studio and location lighting, with an emphasis on safety, camera operation, set-up and take-down.
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.
Deadline to sign up is 27th September at midnight: APPLY HERE
As we head into Autumn, we are excited to say that our STEP UP programme is back.
In partnership with 198 contemporary arts and learning. We offer three unique courses that have been designed to strengthen and extend your creative practice, improve your prospects as you move into arts, creative industries, or further education. Over the 10 weeks will get a chance to connect, network while learning new skills in photography, design, and video.
Places are free to anyone based in Lambeth, unemployed or on low wages. Email [email protected] to sign up. Deadline: 1st October 2021.
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.