1 October – 30 November 2016



Festival News


Photomonth Opening Party

Thursday 29 September 2016 7.30pm-10pm

theprintspace gallery, 74 Kingsland Road E2 8DL

Come and celebrate the opening of Photomonth and The Disinherited exhibition of specially commissioned work by Alina Kisina, Heather McDonough and Edward Thompson.

Pick up a free photomonth brochure or go online at and discover the wide range of exhibitions and events to be explored and enjoyed throughout October and November.

theprintspace gallery, 74 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch E2 8DL


Photomonth Photo-Open Submission Deadline 3 October

Exhibition open to all kinds of photographers from all over the UK and the rest of the world.

Download an entry form now at and submit by 3 October.


First Tuesdays @theprintspace

4 October 7.30-10pm

Alina Kisina, Heather McDonough and Edward Thompson in conversation with Maggie Pinhorn Director of Photomoth and curator of The Disinherited. The artists will be discussing their commissioned projects and providing an in-depth look at the topics covered. Free Entry. Booking:

I November 7.30-10pm

Martin Parr

The multi-award winning, pre eminent British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector will share insights on his work, career and inspirations. Free Entry. Booking: theprintspace gallery, 74 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch E2 8DL


Film Screenings

Films by and about women photographers on Tuesday evenings throughout October starting at 7pm. Free Entry.

4 October: Finding Vivien Maier Dirs: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

11 October: Born into Brothels Dirs: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman

18 October: Looking for Light: Jane Bown Dirs: Michael Whyte, Luke Dodd

25 October: What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann Dirs Steven Cantor

St Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road E2 9PL


80th Anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street

Sunday 9 October

A March to Cable Street in the East End of London and a Rally at the Cable Street Mural to commemorate this famous victory over fascism and racism (4 Oct 1936) and the exhibition of original photographs will be open at the Idea Store Watney Street, 260 Commercial Road, E1 2FB from 12noon-5pm


Photoblock @ Old Truman Brewery

13-17 October

Photoblock features six shows during Photomonth including the AOP Photography Awards, Assignments 2016 the British Press Photographers Association Exhibition, Photomasters MA Exhibition, The Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 159, South West Graduate Photography Prize and Abstract from the Air by Tommy Clarke.

Old Truman Brewery F Block Hanbury Street E1 6QR, Brick Lane & Dray Walk E1 6QL


Dalston Street Show

14 October 6.30pm-8.30pm Free Entry

Come along to the opening of the Dalston Street Show, a dynamic new exhibition of street photography created as part of the Dalston Cultural Programme by Alternative Arts. There will be a showing of all the submitted images on a giant inflatable screen accompanied by music from the BAND OFF THE WALL.


Professional Development Talks

19 October 6.30-8pm

Pricing & Editioning Photography with Susan Mumford

27 October 10.30am-12noon

Digital Marketing for Photographers with Susan Mumford

Info & tickets at

Clerkenwell Gallery, 20 Clekenwell Green EC1R 0DP


Publishing Photoforum

19 October 7pm-9pm

Explore different approaches to publishing with photographers and publishers including Tony Cairns artist & AMC, Luke Archer Loupe Magazine, Martin Usborne Hoxton Mini Press, Fiona Yaron Field Uncertain States.

Free. Booking essential

Four Corners, 121 Roman Road E2 0QN


Shutter Hub Talk & Panel Discussion

19 October 6.30-9pm

Jane Bown: An influence Talk on the life and work of photographer Jane Bown by Luke Dodd followed by a Panel DiscussionPast & Present: the women who influenced us with Jackie King (photographer) Luke Dodd (Jane Bown archive) Dana McCoy (Guardian), Karen Harvey (Shutter Hub) Becky Warnock (PhotoVoice), Maggie Pinhorn (Photomonth) Dan Gaba (Wall Street Journal).

Free. Booking essential  St Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road E2 9PL


Brick Lane Borne: Guided Walk

22 October 12.30 – 2.30pm

Raju Vaidyanathan & Tanya Khanam will lead a photowalk around Spitalfields visiting the places photographed by Raju in the 1980s and providing a brief history of the area.

Free. Booking essential at


Photomonth Photobook Fair

Celebrating the photobook

29 & 30 October 11am-5pm each day

photobooks . signings . small talks

Spend the weekend buried in beautiful photobooks.

A great opportunity to buy a collection of books and meet the publishers and photographers.

Admission Free

theprintspace gallery, 74 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch E2 8DL


Photomonth Photo-Open Opening

2 November  6pm-8pm

Exhibition open to all kinds of photographers. Entry forms can be downloaded at Submissions deadline 3 October. The public are invited to vote for ‘Best in Show’ and the winning photographer will be awarded tickets to the Sony World Photography Awards in London 2017. Come and join everyone for a sociable evening followed by the Photomonth Projections. Sponsored by theprintspace and the World Photography Organisation.

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


Photomonth Projections

2 November 8.30-10pm

The School of Punktum Students from the school will be showing work from their final project on the theme of Austerity presented by Edward Thompson photographer/lecturer

London Good Film and photography about refugees by Rod Morris and Heather McDonough

LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016.

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


Without Words

Peter Kennard Talk 13 November 5.30pm

Leading political photographer gives a talk about making a book without words as part of the WriteIdea Festival. Free entry. Idea Store Whitechapel 321 Whitechapel Road E1 3BU


Youth Workshop @ Whitechapel Gallery

Sat 19 November 12noon-6pm

Work with documentary photographer Ed Thompson to learn practical skills for taking great shots and how to tell stories through images. Develop your own photographic narrative and create a pop-up exhibition. For ages 15-21. Free. Booking required

Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High Street E1 7QX


Photomonth Portfolio Review

26 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:

Karin Andreasson Features Picture Editor – Guardian

Sophie Batterbury Picture Editor – The i Newspaper

Stefanie Braun Freelance Curator

Malcolm Dickson Director – Street Level Photoworks, Scotland

Karen Harvey Creative Director – Shutter Hub

Yannis Katsaris Post Production Editor – Panos Pictures

Hilary Kirby Head of Pictures, Life & Art – Financial Times

Melanie Philippe World Photography Organisation

Dagmar Seeland Picture Editor – Stern Magazine

Mark Wohlwender Assistant Picture Editor (News & Sport) – Guardian


Each participant must 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


Workshops & Courses

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


Write a Review

Visit the exhibitions during Photomonth, write short reviews and post them on the website at to go on the Reviews Page.





Head to the Whitechapel Gallery on the first Thursday of each month and pick up a walking tour map to discover all the exhibitions open late across East London or check out the Whitechapel Gallery’s #Top 5 selection and full exhibition listings at