Colin Pantall Workshop: Writing and Photography Workshop

Bookings are now open for my 2020 Writing and Photography Workshop.

 Saturday March  14th, 2020 - at the New Oriel Hall in Bath, from 10am - 5pm.

Thank you all the participants who came to my writing and photography workshops for 2019. We've had photographers, curators, journalists, students, curators, young photographers just starting out and artists come and the range of approaches has been exciting and stimulating. It's been wonderful to see your work, hear your ideas, and open up new ways of thinking about writing both for you and for me. 
Some Feedback: 'Really useful and insightful. Looking forward to articulating what my work means to me so that others can relate'. 5/5
'Absolutely delighted with the course, extemely pleased to go home and take it all in for the next few weeks.' 5/5
'It was really enjoyable and something that I wouldn't have got anywhere else.' 5/5


 Cost: £100 - payable via paypal –


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“Once again...welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.” ― Bram Stoker, Dracula


 Writing and Photography is a one-day introductory workshop on the different ways you can write about photography – both your own photography and other people’s. Using interactive examples, the workshop  will examine different forms of writing, the different voices it can be delivered with, finding your interests, how to start writing and escaping the academic voice.

 If you have ideas,  you can write, if you lack confidence in writing, this workshop will help you gain confidence.



 It’s for anybody who is interested in writing about images..

Writing develops ideas, it makes connections, it enriches photography. This workshop is for people who want to expand how they think about and see their own photography. It’s for people who want to write about their own work and find ways to connect their way of seeing with viewers through writing.

 It’s for people who want to write about photography, who think there are areas that are neglected or ignored in photography. It’s to give a written voice to those areas.   



 One of the major blockages for people who want to write about photography is thinking there is one way of writing. There are many ways of writing about images. It does not have to be formal, academic, or an essay.

 Using interactive activities with images, texts and key examples, participants will begin to identify ways of writing that match their personal style. They will  look at starting points for getting their inspirations and ideas in a variety of written forms. By the end of the workshops, students will have  writing ideas and approaches they can apply to their own work in the coming days, weeks and months. I



 I am a writer, photographer and lecturer in photography. I write regularly for publications including the British Journal of Photography, World Press Photo Witness, Magnum Photos, PH Museum of Humanity, Photomonitor, and Source Magazine. I co-edited and wrote Magnum China and have also written and edited texts for photographers including Cat Hyland, Laura El-Tantawy, Vincen Beeckman, and Amak Mahmoodian.

 In addition to this, I have a background in teaching writing to learners with language barriers. Building confidence and developing both short-term and long-term strategies and frameworks of writing for participants of all levels is my speciality.



 Saturday December 14h:  10:00 – 17:00

 New Oriel Hall

Brookleaze Buildings

Larkhall, Bath, BA1 6RA


Maximum number of participants: 8


(Regrettably, due to booking the room on this occasion is not accessible. A later workshop will be in an accessible room)



 Cost: £100 - payable via paypal –


Or paypal using email


Questions: Email me with any questions you may have at