The Social: Photographing in the Street

This event is part of our Past Programme

Black and white photo of a bearded man's face, smiling and looking to camera with a wool hoodie over his head.


The Social is our free networking, skills share and advice session for photographers. Deliberately informal, each event includes presentations by photography professionals, offering tips on chosen themes and encourages participants to join the conversation and share their own insights.

The theme for this event is 'photographing in the street' and has been programmed to coincide with the exhibition Helen Levitt: In the Street. Join photographer Marc Davenant and Shannon Ghannam from Magnum Photos who will offer a few tips on the theme, followed by a group discussion.

Free, booking essential

Drinks Sponsor: Vedett/Duvel


Marc Davenant is an award-winning documentary photographer who works with marginalised communities and uses photography to highlight social inequality. He is currently involved in two major projects: the Outsiders Project on homelessness in partnership with the charity Shelter, and his project ‘Rebellion!’ documenting civil disobedience and climate change activism. He is one of the winners of the BJP Portrait of Britain competition 2020.

Shannon Ghannam is the Global Education Director at Magnum Photos, responsible for the agency's educational programme globally, including its online learning platform Magnum Learn. She has collaborated on numerous photographic books, international exhibitions and multimedia projects including the Emmy award winning photojournalism app Reuters The Wider Image and developing a year-long collaborative portraiture project with refugee communities for the Australian Red Cross. She studied at the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, where she graduated with First Class Honours in Photography.


This event is supported by the U.S. Embassy London