Photo London Academy

Since its inception in 2015, the Photo London public programme of talks, exhibitions and installations has established itself as a world leader.

In April 2020 the Photo London Academy was launched to build on this success and to meet the challenges posed by the pandemic. It was a direct response to the huge enthusiasm for all aspects of photography amongst our extremely diverse audience – from seasoned curators and established collectors to students and young people.

The key components of the Academy – all of which are offered free of charge – are:

Photo London Magazine is a digital publication built in the spirit of an artist’s photo book. Each issue spotlights the creative processes and artworks of our selected guest contributors. The magazine focuses on personal anecdotes, stories and behind-the-scenes materials, typically those unseen on the main stage of physical art fairs and exhibitions.

The Talks Archive brings together the video recordings of the world-class panels and talks held at Photo London and Photo London Digital. It is a free resource that continues to give everyone access to conversations with over 100 artists and curators.

Every month, the Book Club presents a curated list of remarkable photography books monthly – from new and recent releases to rare and vintage volumes. One book from every monthly list is selected as the Book of the Month and will be the subject of a live online conversation during which artists, authors, critics and curators will present their work.

In addition, the Artist Projects section of the Academy hosts a series of ad-hoc collaborations with artists and photography professionals in different forms. It launched in May 2020 with an exclusive premiere of Steve McCurry’s series of videos from self-isolation.