Biography/CV

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. 

I write on photography for the BJP, Foam Magazinel, Photo Eye and other publications. I run a blog in which my less-edited thoughts are given voice. 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 the interaction between self, landscape and childhood. My upcoming book. All Quiet on the Home Front will be published by ICVL later this year.

Feel free to contact me at colinpantall@yahoo.co.uk 

Events, Publications and Exhibitions

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

December 2016: Writer of the British section in The History of European Photography 1970 - 2000

October 2016: Amak Mahmoodian, Foam Magazine

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: Text for Catalogue of work by Max Pinckers and Daisuke Yokota

 April 2016: Edited the text for Postscript by Laura El-Tantawy, a book published for the Deutsche Borse Prize exhibition.

 March 2016: Mishka Henner’s Feedlots, Foam Magazine.

 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 – Television Personalities  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 – My German Family Album Lecture at Platform, Paris Photo

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

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

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

 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