Develop: Creative Careers through Photography

Develop is an ongoing series of talks, events, and workshops for anyone aged 14–24 years interested in learning more about photography related career opportunities. 

While IRL events have been paused in the interest of public health and safety, we're bringing you Develop at Home online. Free bursary places are available, booking required.

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Develop at Home Events

Talk: What's it like to be a Still Life Photographer? 
Thu 26 Nov, 18.00 - 19.00 (GMT) on Zoom

Maxime Guyon's modernist and sharp still life images concentrate on the technological evolutions in modern society. In this talk Maxime will be discussing what it takes to create such polished outcomes for the likes of Audi, Nike and Carhartt as well as sharing his latest book project.

£5 / Free Bursary Places 

Image: Maxime Guyon


Talk: What's it like to be a Set Designer? 
Tue 8 Dec, 18.00 - 19.00 (GMT) on Zoom

Shona Heath is one of Britain’s leading set designers. Having collaborated with the likes of photographer Tim Walker and fashion houses Dior and Prada, she is responsible for creating some of the most memorable fashion stories from the past two decades.

Join this online talk where Shona will share what it’s like to be a set designer, how she got in to it and what she hopes for the future.

£5 / Free Bursary Places 

Image: Photographer - Tim Walker, Set Design - Shona Heath


Develop Check In
Thu 10 Dec, 17.30 – 19.00 (GMT) on Zoom

Join this monthly check-in session where guest photographers Alys Tomlinson, Jack Latham and Silvia Rosi alongside Develop ambassadors will lead break out group crit sessions. You’ll have the opportunity to share your work, catch up, and network.

Free, booking required.
Once you've signed up, we'll contact you with a rundown of the session.



Talk: Photographing with Flash 
Tue 15 Dec, 18.00 - 19.00 (GMT) on Zoom

Alexander Coggin is an image maker whose bold use of flash is a constant element within his characterful and playful photography.  Join this online talk where Alexander will be delving in to his unique practice as well as sharing his route in to photography.

£5 / Free Bursary Places 

Image: Alexander Coggin 


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