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. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/3LsmAwJ Read More...

On November 15, Photofusion hosted the launch of the Mayor of London’s campaign against knife crime. We were joined by The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, grime artist Yungen, MC Bossman Birdie, urban poet Hussain Manawer, and photographer Tom Sloan. London Needs You Alive, which implores young people not to carry knives, aims to positively influence young Londoners by highlighting how valuable they are to London, to their families, and to their friends. This message resonated with us. Over the past 25 years, we have worked with hundreds of young people through our Community Outreach Programme. Regardless of how these Read More...

A one-day course for 8 – 18 year olds. To the uninitiated, zines aren’t quite magazines but they are much more than a leaflet. They started out life as fanzines and have taken on their own unique position in the publishing market. You can now pick up zines in galleries, bookshops, record stores, bars and cafes. Making a zine is a totally personal experience, you can pick your theme and decide your own style; children and young people love it. Read More...

For this project review Mark Aitken sent me a selection of 12 environmental portraits from his personal project in process, Sanctum Ephemeral. The word sanctum refers to a safe private place, a refuge, and in each of the photographs the subject is positioned in various poses—standing up, sitting on a chair or floor, lounging, lying on and getting out of bed. This creates a dynamic in which the relationship between the subject and the space of the room is highlighted through the different poses to suggest the sitters’ connection to the story of the room. However, the use of the Read More...

For my third Photofusion Members’ Project Review Katerina Kalogeraki sent selection of 10 photographs from her personal project, Family Portraits: Four Generations, focusing on families from countries “around Europe and one family from Singapore”. The work aims to look at family structures, cultural similarities and differences, and cross-cultural mixing over generations. The colour photographs are all environmental portraits taken in each of the family’s homes, indoors and outdoors. There is no easily discernible reason as to why two photographs have been shot outside the home and I wondered why. In looking at the images these two feel inconsistent with the Read More...

Miranda Gavin review the work of Holly McGlynn, whose work draws from lifestyle and fashion editorial spreads for women’s magazines and high-street fashion. Read More...

In an age of digital perfection and digital reproduction there are many artists who look backwards and sideways to create something new and different. Many look to historical and alternative photographic processes as an antidote to digital perfection, exchanging computer for darkroom, perfection for the unpredictable, machine made for hand made. Read More...

Miranda Gavin review ‘Gathered Leaves’ by US-based documentary photographer Alec Soth. Read More...

Call to photographers to send an image for the website Win a Prize: 1 year free Membership (new or continuation) given to a photograph selected by Francesca Moore. Photofusion is inviting photographers to send in one photograph of a family portrait they have taken (in any medium including mobile phone). We’ll then put them on our gallery website with your name and small caption information about the image. This is inspired by Francesca’s photographic project, Bhopal: Facing 30, now in the last few days of exhibition at Photofusion – so if you haven’t yet seen it, catch it while you Read More...

Welcome to the first of Miranda Gavin’s bimonthly Photofusion Members’ Project Reviews. This month, Miranda reviews the work of Amanda Jobson. Read More...

Miranda Gavin reviews ‘Bhopal: Facing 30’, Francesca Moore’s self-published book that accompanies the exhibition of the same name. Read More...

The third of Miranda Gavin’s monthly photobook reviews. This month, Miranda reviews ‘a story to share’ by Roberto Rubalcava. Read More...

The second of Miranda Gavin’s monthly photobook reviews. This month, Miranda reviews NET WEIGHT 7 OZ by Thomas Bron and Pablo Jomaron Read More...

The first of Miranda Gavin’s monthly photobook reviews. This month, Miranda reviews ON by Eamonn Doyle. Read More...

Paul Ellis on the rediscovery of the wonderful medium of Liquid Light. Read More...

Mirrorless cameras bridge the gap between a D-SLR and a compact (or smartphone). They combine the best of both worlds – the flexibility and quality of a DSLR and the size of a compact camera.Photofusion’s Paul Ellis discusses their merits. Read More...