Photomonth Opening Party

Thursday 1 October 2015 7.30pm-10pm

theprintspace gallery, 74 Kingsland Road E2 8DL

Come and celebrate the opening of Photomonth and the Harrodsburg exhibition by Dougie Wallace. Pick up a free photomonth brochure and go online at and discover the huge range of exhibitions and events to be explored and enjoyed throughout October and November.


Photomonth Photo-Open Submission Deadline 4 October

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. Download a form now from and send in your entry by 4 October.


Write a Review

Visit Photomonth exhibitions, write short reviews and post them on the photomonth website at to go on the Review page. We would like to collect many different reviews of all the photography shows on offer this year.


Photobook Weekend

9-11 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 with a daily BOOK MARKET and a free programme of Talks, Discussions and Events. 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 Oct 3-5pm with publishers and photographers.


Photoblock @ Old Truman Brewery

8-20 October F Block, 15 Hanbury Street E1 6QR and Dray Walk, Brick Lane E1 6QL

The Photoblock is a major hub of activity during Photomonth with seven exhibitions/events including 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, Photobook Weekend 9-11 Oct, Fotonow 9-11 Oct, 125 Live 9-20 Oct. The Opening Night for every show is Thursday 8 Oct from 6-9pm and everyone is welcome.


Modern Magic Lantern Shows

Three photographers share their images and stories with Stefan Dickers Bishopsgate Institute’s Library and Archives Manager.

15 October 7.30pm Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism

3 November 7.30pm Phil Maxwell: Street Photography

19 November 7.30pm Colin O’Brien: London Life

Presented in collaboration with Spitalfields Life. £8/£6

Bishopsgate Institute 230 Bishopsgate EC2M 4QH


Youth Workshop @ Whitechapel Gallery

Sat 10 Oct 12-3pm for ages 15-21 only. Free

With photographer Alina Kisina. Booking essential


Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High St E1 7QX


Early Photography Techniques

17 October 2-3.30pm presented by Four Corners with Antony Cairns and Almudena Romero. Free

Tower Hamlets Local History Library, 277 Bancroft Road E1 4DQ


Glimpsing the Future

18 October 1pm-3pm Pete Burke gives a free guided tour of his photos of building site peepholes in different locations in Hackney.

Meeting point: outside CLR James Library, 24 Dalston Lane E8 1PQ.


Photo Walk with Alina Kisina

24 October 2-4.30pm An illuminating photowalk exploring the East End from a different perspective. The 1.5 hour walk will be followed by a return to Alina’s studio to share and edit your favourite images.

£15 includes refreshments. Meeting Point: Chisenhale Arts Place, 64-84 Chisenhale Road E3 5QZ.


Photomonth Professional Development Talks

26 October 6.30pm: The Do’s and Don’ts of Attaining Gallery Representation with Susan Mumford of Be Smart About Art £10/£8.50 concs. Bookings

Moo HQ, 32-38 Scrutton Street EC2A 4RQ

27 October 7.30pm. Insights for Emerging Photographers with Karen Harvey of Shutter Hub. £10/£8.50 concs. Bookings

theprintspace, 74 Kingsland Road E2 8DL


Bengali East End Photo Walk

28 October 10am-12noon with Julie Begum. Exploring the history of the Bengali people who have lived in London for nearly 400 years. £10 no booking required.

Meeting point: St Botolph’s Church, Aldgate High Street EC3N 1AB


Magic Me ‘Rooms with a View’ project

30, 31 October & 1 November 3pm Speak As You Find. Magic Me have been working with young & older people to collect some of the many stories that describe life in Tower Hamlets to be portrayed in a site specific performance that will be photographed. £10/£6 concs includes tea & cake.

The Centre, Community Hall, Ground Floor of Maha Building, 32 Merchant Street, Bow E3 4LX


Photographers of the East End

29 October 6pm-7.30pm Photo historian Mike Seaborne gives a fascinating talk on the work of photographer William Whiffin (1878-1957) and his East End contemporaries. Free

Tower Hamlets Local History Library, 277 Bancroft Road E1 4DQ


Photomonth Photo-Open Opening

5 November 6pm-8pm. Exhibition open to all kinds of photographers. Telling Stories is the theme for this years show. Entry forms can be downloaded at The public are invited to vote for ‘Best in Show’ and the winning photographer will be awarded a ticket to the Sony World Photography Awards in London 2016. Come and join everyone for a sociable evening followed by a concert. Sponsored by theprintspace.

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


Paul Armfield: FOUND – Photographs and Songs

5 November 8pm (doors) Found is a suite of songs inspired by a private collection of breathtaking photographs gathered from the flea-markets of Berlin. Paul Armfield will be performing his new collection with a small ensemble of multi-instrumentalists alongside projections of these stunning images. £10/£8 concs. Box Office 020 7613 4498

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


Postcards from Babylon – The Audio Visual Remix

20 November 7.30pm Photography and spoken words by Christian de Sousa and music by Alex Forster exploring the state of the world and the nature of freedom.

Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road E14 7HA


London Independent Photography

25 November 6.30pm Janet Hall Lecture – Alixandra Fazzina on ‘Visualising Migration’.

Alixandra will talk about her book A Million Shillings: Escape from Somalia and her ongoing project The Flowers of Afghanistan both of which cover the subject of human smuggling and trafficking.

£12 online/£15 on door.

The Cass, Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High St E1 7PF


Photomonth Portfolio Review

30 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, curators, gallerists, agencies, publishers 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 must sign up for two or more twenty minute slots. Allocated on a first come first served basis. Cost £20 per slot. Download an application form at and apply by email only


Workshops and Courses

Visit the Events/Workshops page at to discover the wide range of talks, workshops and courses open to photographers this year.