This show features the work of up to 100 of our members, is always the highlight of the year. The Photofusion SALON reflects the diversity of work being made by Photofusion Members, encompassing all genres from the traditional to the avant garde. Here’s what you need to know: Online submissions are open! This opportunity is open to members only and submissions are free Submissions will close midnight 17th October 2022 You will be notified on first week in November if your work has been selected If you are successful, you can drop the work off on the week of 21st Read More...

Summer School returns, we welcome young people aged 8-16 years old to sign up for our three week summer school creative minds workshops. Three one week programmes, starting Monday 8th August 2022 11am-4pm. Monday – Thursday each week at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning. Address: 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, 198 Railton Road, SE24 0JT Sign up by emailing us at: [email protected] Read More...

Join us Saturday 8th October, 11am – 4pm in Photofusion Gallery for an ILFORD sponsored photo day. We are planning a photo day featuring an ILFORD Photo Walk, led by London Camera Project and Pierro from PPP Cameras to be in the gallery to advise on any of your camera needs.  Sign up to the ILFORD Photo Walk via Eventbrite. (Photofusion Members 15% off) Ticket price includes an optional process and low res scan of your film. ILFORD Photo Walk – Starting at 1:30pm – 3:30pm and led by London Camera Project. PPP Cameras – Pierro will be set up in Read More...

London Creative Network is a tailored professional development programme for London-based visual artists, craft makers and photographers. Between July and December 2022, London Creative Network will support visual artists through a tailored programme of professional development.  Artists who take part in the programme at Photofusion can expect: Workshops led by a team of professionals where you will meet other artists. Previous sessions have included studio sessions, light workshops and camera introductions such as Large Format.  Who can apply:  Artists must be HMRC registered or in process of becoming self-employed (you will be asked for your Unique Tax Reference on the Read More...

Photofusion and 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning have teamed up to teach a course that will cover a variety of materials assisting learners on their journey towards employment within the creative industries. It is a three week that supports and provides advice on how to update social media, CV’s, websites, and portfolios to stand out in the competitive market. This course is primarily for Lambeth residents who are unemployed or on low-income wages. Please email [email protected] to apply. Starting: Tuesday July 19th, between 11:30 – 3:30pm at 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT Ending: Wednesday 3rd August 2022. *Programme is on Tuesdays and Read More...

In this interactive workshop, Lucy Soutter takes you through the pros and cons of pursuing a masters degree in photography, whether or not you studied photography at BA level. The session will explore what different applicants might be hoping to gain from study at master’s level, what courses can realistically deliver in the current educational climate, how to develop the working and networking habits of successful MA students, and ways that the same goals might be met by studying independently. Spoiler alert: the answer to the headline question is “not necessarily”! The session should provide food for thought for anyone Read More...

Bridget Bishop – AKA Corry Bevington, her professional name – joined the Wandsworth Photography Co-operative in the early 1980’s. The co-operative started life as a voluntary group looking for ways to use photography as part of its community activism. Bridget contributed to their first publication, a calendar with the title Views on Wandsworth.  In this publication the photos disturbingly featured the damage caused to public services imposed by the trailblazing, Thatcherism-infused Wandsworth Council in this south west London borough. It was followed by The Big (Red) Bus calendar through which it campaigned to retain conductors during a time when buses were being converted to single person operation.  Bridget Read More...

STEP UP program 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. During the 10 week course you will get the chance to connect and network while learning new skills in photography, design, and video. Places are free to anyone based in Lambeth, unemployed or on low wages. Email us to sign up: [email protected] Read More...

Project statement: Canvey Island is famous for being below sea level, for it’s devastating flood, for being the birthplace of Dr Feelgood, for Essex-ness and for it’s omni-present dominating sea wall. Although just 30 miles outside of London, it might be a different country – it has a reputation for ‘otherness’ and an island independence, having returned one of the top 5 highest pro-Brexit votes in the entire country. It’s also place of change with it’s sprawling chalet parks and housing estates and the population continues to increase with Londoners moving out, following the long tradition of moving eastwards from Read More...

An exhibition presenting the legacy of the British Black Panther movement will be coming to Brixton in October. Read More...

Over the next few months, we’ll be heading out to Lambeth Archives, Black Cultural Archives and Autograph to research and gain a greater understanding of the period between 1968 and 1972 when the British Black Panther Movement was active in the UK, particularly in Brixton. Read More...

Experimental and visually exciting, Photofusion and Ovalhouse are working together with a group of young people from the Prince’s Trust to push the boundaries of performance. They are exploring the space where visual art, spoken word and theatre meet. Read More...

We are pleased to announce the participants in the Photofusion Futures group.

Tina Remiz Selim Korycki, Martyna Przybysz, Jamella Binns, Hugo Feio and Oluchi Ozoemenam will be guided by Travis Hodges in development of professional and creative practice. Read More...

In light of the recent Photofusion Community Programmes exhibition, one of our interns interviewed the person behind Photofusion’s outreach work, Lizzy King… Read More...

James is 42 years old and deaf. He is currently enrolled in an outreach project Photofusion offers together with City & Guilds. James’s snow landscapes can be seen at Photofusion Gallery 10-21 June 2013. Read More...

Current exhibitor in Photofusion SELECT/13 ran a Pinholes Workshop in collaboration with the Community Programme team this weekend. Read More...

This February half term, Photofusion hosted its first ever Intergenerational project. To say it’s been a success is an understatement. The project was designed by Keanna Williams (aged 16) with support from Lizzy King at Photofusion and the aim was to bring old and young together, for them to get to know each other and break down a few barriers. Read More...

Maybe it’s the damp darkness hanging over London, or the record youth unemployment statistics dominating some newspapers as quarterly job and unemployment stats get scrutinized by press and MPs, but depression is a word I’ve heard too many times already today.

Working directly with some of South London’s NEETs (young people aged 16 – 25 who are Not in Education with Employment or Training) I feel like I’m pretty close to the action, and I see and hear first hand, what the ‘lost generation’ looks and sounds like. And they look a lot more confident, charismatic and driven that you’d expect.

At Photofusion we run a series of free to access short accredited course for young people who can prove they are receiving state benefits such as Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit or Council Tax benefit. Read More...