9, 10, 11 October Old Truman Brewery, Shop 7 Dray Walk, Brick Lane E1 6QL

Fri & Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-6pm Admission Free

Photomonth has teamed up with Hoxton Mini Press and Miniclick to create a new event celebrating independent publishers and the art of the photobook. Aiming to create more awareness, interest and knowledge of photobooks we present a Book Market and a free programme of book related Talks, Discussions and Events. Come and browse a stimulating mix of photobooks and buy direct from the publishers themselves. Exhibitors include Hoxton Mini Press, Miniclick, Bemojake, Gost Books, Adad Books, Self Publish Be Happy, Trolley Books, Ditto Press, Morel Books.


Events include:-

Opening Party Thurs 8 Oct 6-9pm with the Miniscule of Sound

Photobook Salon Fri 9 Oct 6-8pm Bring along your favourite photobook to share with others

Talks & Q&A sessions Sat 10 & Sun 11 3-5pm with publishers and photographers.


This is an excellent opportunity to buy beautiful books and meet independent publishers.


For more information go to www.photobookweekend.com



8-20 October

The PHOTOBLOCK at the Old Truman Brewery is a major hub of activity during PHOTOMONTH with six exhibitions. In F Block, 15 Hanbury Street E1 6QR you will find Hasselblad ShootLDN 8 & 9 Oct, the AOP Photography Awards 9-11 Oct, Photomasters MA Photography Exhibition 9-11 Oct, Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 158 9-13 Oct.

On Dray Walk, off Brick lane E1 6QL you will find the PHOTOBOOK WEEKEND 9-11 Oct at Shop 7, Fotonow 9-11 at Shop 12 and 125 Live 9-20 Oct at the Dray Walk Gallery. The Opening Night for every show is Thursday 8 Oct from 6-9pm and everyone is welcome.



Aware of the need for emerging and established artists to develop their professional practice Photomonth has commissioned these special talks.

Monday 26 October 6.30pm Moo HQ, 32-38 Scrutton Street, EC2A 4RQ


With Susan Mumford of Be Smart About Art www.besmartaboutart.com

This talk will give essential information that is relevant and informative to photographers at all stages of their careers. You’ll discover proven ways to start working with a gallery, curator or consultant. Tickets £10/£8.50 concs. Bookings http://bsaa.co/photomonth2015

Tuesday 27 October 7.30pm theprintspace, 74 Kingsland Road, E2 8DL

CREATIVE CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Insights for Emerging Photographers with Karen Harvey of Shutter Hub www.shutterhub.org.uk

This talk will give insights, tips and strategies to help emerging photographers develop a long term sustainable business and is aimed at anyone who would like to develop their career in the photographic industry. Tickets £10/£8.50 concs. Bookings www.theprintspace.co.uk



5-29 November

Rich Mix, 34-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6LA

Exhibition open to all kinds of photographers, professional and non-professional, students and young people from all over the UK and the rest of the world. Telling Stories on any subject is the theme for this year’s show. All images submitted will be screened and a selection printed. The public is invited to vote for Best in Show and the winning photographer will be awarded tickets to the Sony World Photography Awards in London, April 2016. Entry forms can be downloaded at www.photomonth.org Curated by Alternative Arts


Sponsored by theprintspace & the World Photography Organisation


The Photomonth Photo-Open opens on 5 November at 6pm and will be followed by a remarkable concert FOUND – Photographs and Songs given by Paul Armfield.


PAUL ARMFIELD: Found – Photographs and Songs

5 November 8pm (doors)

Rich Mix, 34-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6LA

Found is a suite of songs inspired by a private collection of breathtaking photographs gathered from the flea-markets of Berlin. With a voice that Caitlin Moran describes as ‘toasty and lovely as Christmas morning’ and songs that Uncut magazine describe as ‘exquisite, extraordinary, almost unbearably beautiful’ chansonnier and wordsmith Paul Armfield will be performing his new collection with a small ensemble of multi-instrumentalists alongside projections of these stunning images, images that present a very different view of twentieth century Germany.


A unique experience that will enchant the audience with the beauty of each private captured moment. Tickets £10/£8 concs boxoffice@richmix.org.uk 020 7613 7498



28 November 11am-4pm

Rich Mix, 34-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6LA

An excellent opportunity for photographers to discuss their current and future projects and receive critical feedback from experienced professionals including picture editors, publishers, curators, gallerists, agencies, and commissioning editors.


Reviewers include:-

Sophie Batterbury Picture Editor – Independent on Sunday

Tony Bell Picture Editor – Observer New Review

Stefanie Braun Freelance Curator

Eleni Duke Director – Curious Duke Gallery

Shannon Ghannam Picture Projects – Reuters News Agency

Karen Harvey Creative Director – Shutter Hub

Paula James Panos Pictures

Melanie Philippe World Photography Organisation

Dagmar Seeland Picture Editor – Stern Magazine

Martin Usborne Publisher – Hoxton Mini Press


Each participant may sign up for two or more twenty minute slots, allocated on a first come first served basis. Cost £20 per slot. Booking opens 1 October. Apply by email only to info@alternativearts.co.uk


Download an application form at www.photomonth.org



SOPHIE BATTERBURY Head of Pictures, Independent Newspapers

Sophie Batterbury is currently Head of Pictures at Independent Newspapers where her responsibilities cover The Independent, The Independent on Sunday and 'I'. Her career in photojournalism began in The Independent darkroom in 1989, where a keen interest in photography became the passion that it is today. Since then she has had various roles across both Independent titles either side of a short stint at a celebrity agency. She frequently judges competitions and reviews portfolios which she finds is a geat way of seeing new work. This year she participated in The Eye photographic festval in Aberystwith and was inspired further by the great photographers and work on show there.


TONY BELL Picture Editor, Observer New Review

After relocating to London in 1996 and completing a diploma in Picture Research Tony began his career in photography as a picture librarian and freelance picture editor at the Times and Sunday Times. He then headed to the Observer. Initially he worked as a picture editor on the Observer Sport Monthly magazine and Observer Sport, then soon afterwards the Observer Review. He was the Observer Magazine Picture Editor for three years where he enjoyed commissioning mainly portrait and documentary photographers on a variety of subjects. He is now Picture Editor for the Observer New Review.


STEFANIE BRAUN Freelance Curator

Stefanie Braun works as a freelance curator, directing and realising creative projects from initial concept through to final installation. After completing a BA in Visual Theories in 1999, Stefanie joined Creative Camera magazine as Assistant Editor. From 2001 to 2012 she worked at The Photographers’ Gallery where she organised and curated exhibitions on historical and contemporary photography, collaborating with high profile artists including Thomas Demand, John Stezaker and Sophie Ristelhueber. For eight years (2005 – 2012) she was in charge of the curation of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize as well as the editing of numerous catalogues and artist publications including ‘Soho’ by Anders Petersen (2012). Stefanie also launched her own online vintage fashion company, fraubraun.com, which combines her passion for photography, fashion and design.


ELENI DUKE Director, Curious Duke Gallery

Eleni Duke graduated with a degree in History and Philosophy of art in 2008 from Kent University. In 2011 Eleni founded Curious Duke Gallery as a platform to support emerging and established artists to exhibit and sell art work at affordable prices. Curious Duke Gallery specialises in contemporary surrealist and urban artwork in a variety of mediums from mixed media to sculpture.


SHANNON GHANNAM Picture Projects, Reuters News Agency

Shannon Ghannam is a London-based, Australian photography and multimedia professional, currently responsible for Content Strategy and Development at Reuters, showcasing the agency’s multimedia content globally. Her experience includes a diverse range of roles at  Magnum, Australian Associated Press (AAP), The Australian Photojournalist Magazine, Australian Red Cross and the National Archives of Australia. Shannon is passionate about the power of visual storytelling and has advised various NGO’s on its use as a tool for informing and engaging an audience and bringing about social change.


KAREN HARVEY Creative Development Director, Shutter Hub

Karen Harvey has a wide experience of working as an award-winning professional photographer and writer, exhibiting and curating, developing a professional practice, as well as running community arts organisations, charities and businesses. Karen has recently been a judge for the e-Luminate Photography Competition, Worldwide Pinhole Prize and at FORMAT International Photography Festival. She has delivered talks and Professional Development sessions across the UK in Universities and Colleges as well as at PhotoMasters and the FORMAT International Photography Festival.


PAULA JAMES Archive Manager, Panos Pictures

Paula has worked in the photography industry for over 10 years. She began her career in photography at Rex Features before moving to Magnum Photos in 2000 where she was the Deputy Archives Director until 2006. After leaving Magnum, Paula managed a group of 5 photographers at the agency Insight Visual before going freelance for various publications including TIME Magazine and ActionAid. Paula joined Panos Pictures in 2008 as Archive Sales Director and is responsible for all picture research, fee negotiating and generating new business. During her career at Panos she has also lectured on professional practice in the industry to students on leading photography courses in Newport, Falmouth, Southampton and Ravensbourne.


MELANIE PHILIPPE World Photography Organisation

Melanie's career in the creative industries has taken her from film to television, and now, with her true passion: photography. Melanie has a keen eye for discovering and promoting the work of emerging and professional photographers, serving on the judging committees for United Photo Industries' THE FENCE and Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year, among others. Following seven years with the World Photography Organisation, Melanie currently serves as Marketing & Communications Director. From London to New York, Sao Paolo to Shanghai, she has cultivated a large network of photographers, whilst developing marketing and communications strategies for the international photographic audience.


DAGMAR SEELAND Picture Editor for STERN magazine

STERN mostly assigns photojournalists and portrait photographers from London & the rest of the UK, but the spectrum of commissioned work has widened over the years to include documentary and fashion photography. We enjoy discovering new talent and giving it the opportunity to be featured in the magazine.


MARTIN USBORNE Photographer/Publisher, Hoxton Mini Press

Martin Usborne is founder of Hoxton Mini Press with Ann Walvogel. They publish collectable books about East London. Titles include Columbia Road/Johanna Neurath, Lost in the City/Nicholas Sack, One Day Young/Jenny Lewis, A Portrait of Hackney/Zed Nelson, Shoreditch Wildlife/Dougie Wallace, I’ve Lived in East London for 86 and a half  Years/Martin Usborne. Their most recent publication is Makers of East London. Martin has exhibited widely and his latest book Where Hunting Dogs Rest captures Spanish hunting dogs and their fall from grace and is published by Keher Verlag.