I am a writer, photographer, curator and lecturer based in Bath, England.
My photography focusses on my domestic environments and the interaction between personal, environmentatl and historical narratives as experienced through the family. My upcoming book. All Quiet on the Home Front will be published by ICVL in November 2017 and will launch at Paris Photo.
I write on photography for the BJP, Foam Magazine, 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-writer and editor of the upcoming book, Magnum in China, which will be published (in five languages and will accompany a major exhibition in China in 2018.
In education I run independent workshops on theory, practice and story telling. I also teach at UWE, and Bath Spa University and I taught on the Documentary Photography Course when it was part of the University of Wales, Newport. I specialise in developing modules that link theory to practice and result in (evidenced - I'm not just saying this) outstanding student feedback, satisfaction and achievement.
I am available for discussions on talks, workshops and curriculum development as well as other collaborations.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Events, Publications and Exhibitions
Ongoing: Co-editor and writer of Magnum in China.
November 2017: Paris PhotoL Launch of All Quiet on the Home Front
September 2017: Vogue Italia website: All Quiet on the Home film featured.
September 2017: All Quiet on the Home Front featured in the Daily Telegraph
September 2017: British Journal of Photography: Feature on All Quiet on the Home Front
September 2017: Gazebook Sicily: Chaired symposium on Photography, Politics and Change. In Conversation with Alejandro Acin on All Quiet on the Home Front.
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 2016 – I 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