Photo London Academy

The Photo London Public Programme is widely regarded as a world leader. The Photo London Academy builds on this success. It ’s a dynamic platform that will grow to become a global photography hub. It’s a 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.

In response to these uncertain times, we have accelerated the launch of the digital components of the Academy – an online Magazine,  the Talks Archive and the artist project section Connect.

The first Photo London e-magazine is 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. We have created an exciting editorial programme beginning with contributions from our Masters of Photography, as well as leading photography artists and curators and collectors.

The Talks Archive brings together the video recordings of the world-class panels and talks held at Photo London over the past five years. It’s a free resource that gives everyone access to conversations with over 100 artists and curators, including Sebastiao Salgado, Edward Burtynsky, Hannah Starkey, Don McCullin, Liz Johnson Arthur, Martin Parr, Stephen Shore, Susan Meiselas, Taryn Simon, Simon Baker, Hans Ulrich Obrist & Isaac Julien. New talks are published daily from Monday to Friday.

Connect is a series of ad-hoc collaborations with artists and photography professionals in different forms. It launched last May with an exclusive premiere of Steve McCurry’s series of videos from self-isolation.

On top of the digital magazine and Talks Archive, the Academy will offer a year-round programme including a series of major conferences; an online portal featuring a wide range of e-learning opportunities; and a monthly talks and screening programme.