I am a writer, photographer, curator and lecturer based in Bath, England. I am a senior lecturer on the Documentary Photography Course at the University of South Wales. It's a fantastic course.

I write on photography for the BJP, Foam Magazinel, Photo Eye and other publications. I also run a blog in which my less-edited thoughts are given voi.ce. It's called Colin Pantall's Blog and you can read it here. 

I am also co-editor of the upcoming book, Magnum in China, which will be published (and exhibited) later in 2017.

My photography focusses on my domestic environments and how photography reinforces the myths of fatherhood, family and the fatherland. 

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Events, Publications and Exhibitions

Ongoing - Co-editor and writer of Magnum in China.

December 2017 Writer of the British section in The History of European Photography 1970 - 2000

June 2016: Creative Director, Photobook Bristol 2016I co-curated, scheduled and organized speakers for Photobook Bristol 2016. I also wrote content and publicity materials for this very successful event. Speakers included Krass Clement, Martin Parr, Mariela Sancari, Mark Power, Laura El-Tantawy and Susan Meiselas.


November 2015: Curator of Word, Landscape, Sound - A day of talks and screenings at the Southbank Bristol looking at developments in the making, publication and exhibiting of landscape photography. Speakers include Jem Southam, Susan Derges, Ester von Plon, Paul Gaffney and Angus Carlyle


September 2015: Member of the Artistic Committee - Gazebook: Manifestazione Internazionale del Fotolibro, Sicily:  I helped organise and publicise this new festival. I also gave a talk on my own work, ran portfolio reviews and held a workshop with Alex Bocchetto of Akina Books


June 2015: Vienna Photobook Festival – I gave a lecture on Narrative and my Germany Family Album. I also ran portfolio reviews for the Festival Book Prize.


June 2015: Photobook Bristol 2015 – Workshop Leader: I led Carolyn Drake, Nicolo Degiorgis and Rudi Thoemmes in a workshop on book publishing


May 2015: Group Exhibition – Showed my Television Personalities work in Politics is Everything at IC Visual Labs


May 2015: M-Shed, Bristol - In Conversation with Martin Parr


February 2015: Perspectives on Place - Panel Discussion for the launch of Jesse Alexander's Perspectives on Place


November 2014: Three Days in Tharoul – took part as a writer in a book-making workshop with Paul Gaffney and Pierre Liebaert 


November 2014: Paris Photo – Gave a lecture at Platform on My German Family Album


February 2014: Ffotogallery, Penarth – Led an In Conversation with Michal Iwanowski and Paul Gaffney


2010: Galleriana Contemporaneo, Venice: Looking at|Looking for


2009: The Photo Festival of Savignano, Italy: Looking at|Looking for


2009: Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize


2008: National Portrait Gallery: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize


2008: The Lowry Centre,  Manchester: Photographic Portrait Prize


2007: National Portrait  Gallery: Photographic Portrait Prize



Some Recent Writing and Editing Work


September 2016: History of European Photography, Vol III: Writer of the section on British Photography 1970 -2010


July 2016: New Talent: Nicolo Degiorgis, Foam Magazine


July 2016: Education and Workshop Feature, The British Journal of Photography


June 2016: Text-Editor of Shenasnameh, a photobook by Amak Mahmoodian


May 2016: Introductory text for Nicolo Degiorgis’ exhibition of work by Max Pinckers and Daisuke Yokota


April 2015: Edited the text for Postscript by Laura El-Tantawy, a book published for the Deutsche Borse Prize exhibition.


March 2015: Mishka Henner’s Feedlots, Foam Magazine.


March 2014: Lina Hashim interview: Islam, Collaboration and Subversion. The Photograph as Evidence, The British Journal of Photography


July 2014: Mind Games:  An interview with Joan Fontcuberta, The British Journal of Photography