photography

Thursday 16 November 2017, 09:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Arete Workshop: NGO and Humanitarian Storytelling through Photography

This one-day workshop will teach you how to tell humanitarian stories through photographs for media, NGOs, charities and corporate social responsibility programmes. This is a hands-on photography experience aimed at people working in the NGO sector and non-professional photographers who want to tell compelling humanitarian stories through photos.


Wednesday 24 May 2017, 7:00 PM

Carmignac Photojournalism Award: Documenting Libya

The Frontline Club is pleased to welcome the 7th Laureate of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award, Mexican photographer Narciso Contreras, for a discussion on his recent work in Libya. Contreras travelled through the complex tribal society of post-Gaddafi Libya from February to June 2016, photographing the brutal reality of human trafficking.


Friday 7 April 2017, 09:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Arete Workshop: Pitching NGO and Humanitarian Stories

In an increasingly competitive media marketplace, gaining maximum coverage for the issues that matter is key to making sure your stories make a difference. Learn why editors reject or select humanitarian and NGO stories and how to avoid the classic pitfalls. This course will show you how to produce fantastic visually led pitches using the right platforms to ensure maximum coverage and compliments the storytelling courses held in January and March.


December 11, 2016

A Revolution in Four Seasons

The film, first released in May this year, follows four years in the parallel political lives of Jawhara Ettis and Emna Ben Jemaa – two women at the centre of Tunisia’s radical turn to democracy during the 2011 Arab Spring.


Monday 30 January 2017, 7:00 PM

Photographers’ Night: Perfecting the Pitch

For the first of our industry parties of the year, we’re giving photographers a chance to practice their pitching skills while receiving valuable feedback from online editors, curators and publishers. This night is a great opportunity for photographers to determine which outlet is best suited for bringing their project to a wide audience. Photographers who would like to present work in a 7 minute pitch should sign up to receive a time slot and all presenters will be listed online ahead of the event. Industry professionals will be present at tables respective to the platforms of their expertise, and everyone is encouraged to visit across these groups to have a chat and a drink.


Friday 13 January 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Arete Workshop: NGO and Humanitarian Storytelling through Photography

This one-day workshop will teach you how to tell humanitarian stories through photographs for media, NGOs, charities and corporate social responsibility programmes. This is a hands-on photography experience and we encourage interpretation and creativity no matter what type of camera you use.


Wednesday 7 September 2016, 7:00 PM

In the Picture with Paula Bronstein: Afghanistan – Between Hope and Fear

Since her first assignment to Afghanistan in Autumn 2001 to document the US-led ‘Occupation Enduring Freedom’ in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, award-winning photojournalist Paula Bronstein has made the country her mission. Returning frequently to intimately document the daily lives of the Afghan people against the backdrop of a brutal and protracted war, Bronstein has captured ongoing challenges in Afghanistan – including human rights abuses against women and increased violence and instability – as well as the stirrings of new hope, including women participating in elections for the first time.

On the publication of her new book Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear, Paula Bronstein will join us in conversation with Christina Lamb to discuss her expansive work that intimately captures everyday life in Afghanistan against the backdrop of the 14-year US-led invasion and its enduring legacy.


Thursday 14 July 2016, 20:30 PM

Insight with Don McCullin: Irreconcilable Truths

From Northern Ireland to Vietnam, the Falklands to Syria, the photographs taken by Don McCullin have come to define some of the most pivotal events of the past 70 years.

As he publishes Irreconcilable Truths, a definitive retrospective of his life and work, he will be joining us in conversation with Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow, to reveal the stories behind some of the most iconic images of the second half of the 21st century.


Wednesday 29 June 2016, 7:00 PM

The New War Photographers: In the Picture with David Birkin

For the second in a series of events in partnership with PARC, the University of the Arts London photography research centre based at London College of Communication, we are delighted to welcome artist David Birkin to discuss his work that challenges elements of censorship and spectacle in the so-called War on Terror.


Tuesday 7 June 2016, 7:00 PM

The New War Photographers: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition

For the first in a series of events in partnership with PARC, the University of the Arts London photography research centre based at London College of Communication, we are delighted to welcome photographer Edmund Clark and counterterrorism investigator Crofton Black, in conversation with Max Houghton, who have assembled photographs and documents that confront the nature of contemporary warfare and the invisible mechanisms of state control.


April 6, 2016

The Picture Editor’s View: A Conversation with the Evening Standard’s David Ofield

The Frontline Club played host to the first in a series of discussions on the craft of picture editing, organised in partnership with Photo London, on Tuesday 5 April.


Thursday 12 May 2016, 7:00 PM

Screening: The Siege + Q&A

The Siege of Sarajevo was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. In this award-winning new documentary acclaimed journalists Remy Ourdan and Patrick Chauvel masterfully capture the experiences of the city’s residents who experienced the siege firsthand. As these men and women recall memories of everyday life under the blockade, history interweaves with personal testimony to create a humanising portrait of battle and resistance.


Wednesday 13 April 2016, 7:00 PM

Photo London: The Picture Editor’s View – The Guardian’s Roger Tooth

For the second in a series of talks by leading picture editors, presented by the Frontline Club in partnership with Photo London, we welcome The Guardian’s Roger Tooth. He will be talking about picture editing in a digital age.


Tuesday 5 April 2016, 7:00 PM

Photo London: The Picture Editor’s View – The Evening Standard’s David Ofield

Join us for the first in a series of discussions with leading picture editors, organised in partnership with Photo London, and chaired by Francis Hodgson, professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton.

David Ofield, the renowned picture editor of the Evening Standard, brings to life the paper’s extraordinary photo archive, which contains some 7 million images. Ofield will be joining us to discuss how some of the Evening Standard‘s most iconic front pages have been constructed – from the story of the moon landing in 1969 to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.


February 4, 2016

Abbas – Documenting Iran from 1970

By Charlotte Beale Legendary Iranian photographer Abbas joined journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari in a conversation at the Frontline Club on 3 February 2016, chaired by CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer. Bahari and Abbas have collaborated to launch abbas.site, a platform showcasing Abbas’s photographic body of work on Iran since 1970, including his coverage of the 1979 Iranian Revolution.


January 29, 2016

War Zone Freelance Exhibition – The Story Behind the News

By Thomas Colson A panel of freelance journalists and photographers joined an audience at the Frontline Club on Thursday 28 January 2016 to discuss the story behind a new exhibition of freelance war photography. Osie Greenway, Anne Alling, Benjamin Hiller and Jeffry Ruigendijk introduced photography and footage from their time in the Middle East – particularly Iraq, Syria and Lebanon […]


Friday 6 May 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Arete Workshop: NGO and Humanitarian Stories and the Media

In an increasingly competitive media marketplace, gaining maximum coverage for the issues that matter is key to making sure your stories make a difference. Learn why editors reject or select humanitarian and NGO stories and how to avoid the classic pitfalls. This course will show you how to produce fantastic visually led pitches using the right platforms to ensure maximum coverage and compliments the storytelling courses held in March and April.

This workshop is part of a series being run in partnership with Arete Stories. To find out more about their other workshops, click here.


Friday 11 March 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Arete Workshop: NGO and Humanitarian Storytelling through Photography

This one-day workshop will teach you how to tell humanitarian stories through photographs for media, NGOs, charities and corporate social responsibility programmes. This is a hands-on photography experience and we encourage interpretation and creativity no matter what type of camera you use.

This workshop is part of a series being run in partnership with Arete Stories. To find out more about their other workshops, click here.


Wednesday 3 February 2016, 7:00 PM

First Wednesday: In the Picture with Abbas – Documenting Iran from 1970

Magnum photographer Abbas will be joining us to show and discuss his extraordinary body of work on Iran. Spanning from the 1970s to his return in 1997 after 17 years of exile, his photographs capture every level of Iranian politics and society – from the Shah and his men to the streets of Tehran.


November 19, 2015

In the Picture with Giles Duley: “Anti-War Photographer”

By Ratha Lehall On Wednesday 18 November, the Frontline Club hosted photographer Giles Duley to discuss the themes and individual images in his latest project, One Second of Light. Duley was joined by Roger Tatley, director at the Marian Goodman Gallery, and Jon Levy, a photo editor currently working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). One Second of […]


November 5, 2015

Nowhere People: The World’s 10M Stateless People

By Charlotte Beale On 3 November at the Frontline Club, photojournalist Greg Constantine spoke to UNHCR’s UK representative Gonzalo Vargas Llosa about Nowhere People, Constantine’s body of ten years of photographic work on the world’s estimated 10m stateless people.


November 2, 2015

1915: The Last Survivors of the Armenian Genocide

By Anna Speyart ‘[Photography] isn’t necessarily about creating images; it’s about experiencing life and experiencing stories. Images are just a side effect.’


October 21, 2015

Frame by Frame: Photojournalism in Afghanistan

By Anna Speyart On Tuesday 20 November 2015, the Frontline Club hosted a packed screening of the documentary Frame by Frame, followed by a discussion with filmmakers Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli. The film follows four Afghan photojournalists who have the challenging task of helping to establish a free and diverse media landscape after years of repressive Taliban […]


Wednesday 18 November 2015, 7:00 PM

In the Picture with Giles Duley: One Second Of Light

One Second of Light is the culmination of a decade of experience observing and capturing the lives and stories of people around the world. Giles Duley will be joining us to present his work, to talk about how his approach to photography has changed and how this has affected the projects he embarks on and the work he produces.


Tuesday 3 November 2015, 7:00 PM

In the Picture with Greg Constantine: Nowhere People

For an estimated ten million people around the world, the question “what am I without a nation?” is a constant reality. Photojournalist Greg Constantine has spent the past decade documenting the lives of the stateless around the world. He will be joining us to present Nowhere People, a body of work that reveals the human face of statelessness whilst providing tangible evidence of a problem that is far too easy to ignore.


Tuesday 20 October 2015, 7:00 PM

Screening: Frame by Frame + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach.

After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.


July 21, 2015

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

By Helena Kardova Dorothea Lange introduced a tenderness to documentary photography, which has since elevated her images to an iconic status and pushed US citizens to come to terms with darker aspects of their collective history. On Monday 20 July 2015, the Frontline Club hosted a preview screening of the PBS documentary Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning. The […]


Tuesday 27 October 2015, 7:00 PM

In the Picture with Diana Markosian: 1915 – My Armenia

A century ago, on the eve of World War I, there were two million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. By the early 1920s, when the massacres and deportations finally ended, one and a half million of them were dead, with many more forcibly removed from the country. In a new project, Armenian-American photographer Diana Markosian travelled to Armenia to meet survivors and to ask them about their last memories of their early home. She will be joining us in conversation with Fiona Rogers, global business development manager at Magnum Photos International & founder of Firecracker, to show her work and share the stories of the survivors she met who, 100 years on, still remember their home.


July 17, 2015

Marikana: Politics, Power and Platinum

By Amy McConaghy On 16 August 2012, South African police shot and killed 34 striking miners from the Marikana platinum mine owned by Lonmin. They were on strike for a living wage, trapped in a life of desperate poverty. With the Marikana Commission having recently released their report into what happened, the Frontline Club hosted a two-part event […]


Monday 20 July 2015, 7:00 PM

PBS Preview Screening – Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Dyanna Taylor.
Explore, through her granddaughter’s eyes, the life story of Dorothea Lange, the photographer who captured the iconic image “Migrant Mother.” Never-seen-before photos, film footage, interviews, family memories, and journals reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself.