On Sunday March 17, after our last ever black and white darkroom printing course on Electric Lane, we will close our doors and start the enormous task of packing ourselves, and 28 years worth of stuff, in preparation for our move to International House.
You could almost throw a stone from here to there, so we aren’t going far, but we reckon it will take 10 days to complete the move. There may be a few tears shed. We have loved our view into the dough making heart of Franca Manca, our fragrant stairwell, and our proximity to Healthy Eaters (best Jamaican patties anywhere, ever). But this move is going to be good for us, and good for you guys. There will be new darkrooms, an historic darkroom and/or single user darkroom, comfortable spaces for members to hang out, a bigger space for Saturday Sessions, A DISHWASHER, and a fabulous new gallery. Parallax Photographic are coming with us, so your film supply is assured!
We will be accepting film up on till Tuesday 12 March, however the turn around time may vary.
We are planning to re-open for business on Saturday, March 30. Our first Saturday Session will go ahead on April 6. We are hoping to welcome you all into the new space with a party of Thursday, April 4. Please put the date in the calendar and stay tuned for details.
Print Swap Party
Thursday 4 April | 18:00- 22:00
We will be launching the opening of our new space with a PRINT SWAP PARTY!
Many of you have been before – but just in case – heres how the night goes:
- You arrive at our shiny new space clutching a print
- You hang your print on a numbered string – good chance to take a look around and pick your favourite spot!
- Grab a drink (on us) and catch up with your friends
- After an hour or so, everyone’s prints are up. We will invite everyone to pick a number from a hat, and find out what print they got
- You get to take home the print with that number!
- You don’t need to be an award winning photographer (but you can be!)
- All prints must be unframed and unmounted
- You don’t need to bring a photographic print
- Whatever you bring, it must be yours to give away
- If you don’t bring a print, you can’t enter the swap but you can still come for the party!
As well as a chance to pick up a great print, this is going to be a great big party to help us launch our new space. We’ve got DJs, a bar, and a drink on us to say thank you for helping us keep going.
This programme of talks and seminars consider ways of approaching how we think through photographs. How visual languages/strategies inform the images that surround us in both the gallery and the commercial field.
“I loved seeing new work by photographers I hadn’t heard of and thinking about photography in a different way.”
“I feel I have expanded my horizons and I’ve been given lots of inputs to go deeper.”
“Learning so much in such a short space of time.”
“Really enjoyable. It pushed me to give space and time to the history of photography.”
“The range of topics covered allowed a broad foundation of introductions to theories and thinking about photography.”
“Everything has been explained in a very clear and detailed interesting way.”
We have an exciting new service available here at Photofusion; we are now able to process and scan your entire roll of film at a high resolution.
Low-res (1500 pixels long edge)
£15.00 (Members £10.00)
Mid-res (3000 pixels long edge)
£20.00 (Members £15.00)
High-res (5000 pixels long edge)
£25.00 (Members £20.00)
Low, mid and high resolution jpegs are delivered via wetransfer.com
We are now recruiting photographers for free training workshops. If you are interested in applying please full details can be found here…
Last summer we started our Saturday Session, where we invited members to come along and share their work with each other. If you have a project you would like to get some feedback on, or if you just want to join in the conversation, please come along.
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Events Archive | Critical Contemplations: On Collaboration
In celebration of the launch of the new MA Photography and Collaboration programme at Coventry University in partnership with Photofusion, the second in the series of Critical Contemplation events, was on On Collaboration.
This event brought together a range of speakers for an evening of discussion and debate around the role of collaboration in contemporary photographic practice. It considered the spectrum of uses ‘collaboration’ can have, ranging from social practice, participatory workshops, or as a way of describing new ways of working between subject and photographer. The term is often used to reflect a current trend in creating ‘ethical’ imagery, but at what point does ‘collaboration’ become misappropriated to describe something more problematic?
Each event will be recorded and available to listen again via a series of podcasts.
Podcasts created by Caleb Watson
Blog Posts: Socially Engaged Practice Unit
If you missed out on our Socially Engaged Practice Unit this weekend – don’t worry! We’ve posted a reflective blog from each of our Taking Part resident artists, as they talk about their projects, their time with us, and what participatory practice means to them.