Develop – Events Listing

Develop - a creative careers programme for young people interested in photography - is an ongoing series of talks, events and workshops for 14-24 year olds at The Photographers' Gallery.

Talk: What's it like to be a fashion photographer?

Tue 22 Oct, 18.00 - 19.30

London based fashion photographer Ronan Mckenzie leads a talk all about working in the industry. 

£5 / Free places

Images Ronan Mckenzie 

Workshop: Creative Connections with Lecture In Progress

Sun 27 Oct, 13.00 - 17.00

Lecture in Progress – an online platform that inspires and informs the next generation of talent – leads a session on starting your creative career. Join us to learn the ins and outs of reaching out to the industry, including how to write a standout email.

£30 / Free places 

Workshop: Instant Camera Masterclass with Leica

Sat 2 Nov, 10.30 - 17.30

Join this hands-on workshop with photographer Arteh Odjidja to explore storytelling and portraiture techniques using instant photography. You will be taken on a photography trail using Leica Sofort Instant Cameras which will result in a pop-up exhibition at Leica City Store. Cameras and film provided.

£50 / Free places

Workshop: Photography & Community Engagement

Sat 16 Nov, 13.00 - 17.00

Photographer Adrian Wood leads a session on working with photography and the community. Hear about different approaches, learn more about the ethics of the practice and take part in practical workshop activities.

£30 / Free Places

Image: Adrian Wood

Talk: What's it like to be a Photograph Conservator?

Thu 21 Nov, 18.00 – 19.30

Getty Archive Photograph Conservator, Emma Lowe, is responsible for the stabilisation and conversation of over 80 million analogue images held in the purpose-designed archive facility in East London. Find out about this fascinating role in this talk and Q&A.

Images: Emma Lowe 

£5 / Free places

Please note, booking will open on 21 Oct 

Workshop: How to talk & write about your work

Sun 1 Dec, 11.00 – 17.00

Ever feel tongue-tied when talking about your work? Ever faced a blank computer screen when someone asks you to put into words what it is that you do? Led by photography writer Julie Bonzon, this workshop will introduce ways to help you both speak and write about your photography.

Image: Eric Aydin-Barberini 

£50 / Free places

Please note, booking will open on 1 Nov 

Talk: What's it like to be a curator?

Thu 5 Dec, 18.00 - 19.30

From organising exhibitions to deciding how work is shown, from building creative networks to collaborating with artists, the role of the curator is extremely varied. Join Bindi Vora, Curatorial Project Manager at Autograph to learn more about curation, and the different routes in.

Image: Zöe Maxwell

£5 / Free Places 

Please note, booking will open on 5 Nov


Talk: Gallery vs Agent Representation

Thu 16 Jan, 18.00 - 19.30 

What does it mean to be represented by a gallery or agent and is it essential to be a successful photographer? Join Dominic Bell from Webber Represents as he shares his career so far and speaks honestly about the realities of gallery and agent representation.

£5 / Free Places

Please note, booking will open on 16 Dec

Workshop: Folio Reviews

Sun 26 Jan, 11.00 – 17.00

Getting feedback and advice on your work is essential for personal development. Joined by guest editors and industry experts, this workshop will provide you with the support to push your project or practice to the next stage. 

£50 / Free places 

Please note, booking will open on 26 Dec 

Talk: What's it like to be a Sports Photographer?

Thu 30 Jan, 18.00 – 19.30

Having documented the likes of the Olympic Games, the World Cup in Brazil and most recently Wimbledon (to name just a few,) Jane Stockdale’s photographs are packed with emotions, energy and stories. Learn what it’s like to be a sports photographer in this talk and Q&A.

Images: Jane Stockdale

£5 / Free places

Please note, booking will open on 30 Dec