Colin Pantall Workshop: Writing and Photography

My October Writing and Photography workshop is now sold out.
(Message me if you're interested in the next one and I'll let you know when it's happening in advance)

(If you don't have a paypal account, email me at and you can pay by bank transfer)


"You have nothing to lose but your writing chains"


 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 finding a structure for your work.

 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. If you think photography is controlled by a small circle of gatekeepers, this workshop will help you become your own gatekeeper and create an active, positive written representation of what you think photography can be.  



 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 identify ways of writing that match their personal style. They will identify barriers to writing, find ways to overcome them, and will also look at starting points for getting your inspirations and ideas in a variety of written forms. By the end of the workshops, students will have a writing plan that they will be able to work on in the coming days, weeks and months.



 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 September 7th:  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 –


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