A day of talks, workshops and a panel discussion to celebrate the contemporary photobook hosted in partnership with Manchester School of Art. The main event will be surrounded by a hub of photographic activity throughout the day, including photobook stalls and critique surgeries with experts in the industry. All finishing up with a student tour around Manchester School of Art and a photobook exhibition launch in the Vertical Gallery.


Who is it for?

This event is for photographers and artists of all levels who are interested in different routes into the industry, publishing and contemporary photobooks.


10:30 - Introduction from Paul Herrmann

10:35 - 11:15 Dewi Lewis.

COFFEE BREAK for 20 minutes 

11:30 - 12:00 Carbon Copy

12:00 - 12:30 Jack Latham

12:30 - 13:00 Panel discussion with the morning's speakers

13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH 

14:00 - 16:00 Critique surgery appointments (Advance booking only) 

14:00 - 16:00 Photobook making workshop with Sylvia Waltering - hardback concertina book (Advance booking only)

14:00 - 16:00 Editing and Sequencing workshop (Drop in)

14:00 - 16:00 Student tours around the Manchester school of art and the photobook exhibition in the Vertical Gallery (Drop in - leaving hourly)

16:30 Drinks reception and exhibition launch


Paul Herrmann - Director of Redeye, The Photography Network
Dewi Lewis - Dewi Lewis Publishing 
Lizzie King & Craig Tattersall - Carbon Copy Press 
Jack Latham  - Photographer
Richard Page - Photographer and Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Photography at Manchester Metropolitan University
Sian Bonnell - Artist and lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University
David Penny  - Photographer and PHD alumni of Manchester School of Art

Please click here for detailed biographies of each of the speakers in the programme. All speakers are available to book in advance for our critique surgery appointments on a first come first serve basis. See below for booking details.

The event starts at 10:00 on Friday 21st April until 16:00. Doors open at 9:30.

This event takes place at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Campus, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6BH. The venue is fully accessible.


Please book your ticket using the links below. You need to be signed in to do so. Tickets are priced at the standard rate of £15.00, concession £12.50 and Redeye member £10.00. Tickets are available at the door but only at the standard rate.

Booking Critique Surgeries or Bookmaking workshop

Please note one ticket for the Photobooks with Manchester School of Art event also entitles one person to one critique surgery slot or one place on the Bookmaking workshop with Sylvia Waltering. In order to book your place on these limited afternoon activities, you must first have purchased a ticket for the day and then please click on the button at the bottom of the web page and select either the ticket 'Bookmaking workshop' or the one which says 'Critique surgery booking' and select one of the surgery appointment times.

Please note our terms and conditions including our refund policy.

Image: Chelsie Southern

This event is part of the DEVELOP strand in our new spring/summer programme;

Related events:

Commissioning for Change Lab with LOOK/17

Lightbox Launch

About the speakers 

Click on each name below for biographies of each of the speakers in the programme and critique surgeries.


Paul Herrmann is the Director of Redeye, current chair of The British Photographic Council. Paul set up LOOK festival in Liverpool and the Northern Photography Consortium and has recently established the Photographic Collections Network, which is a knowledge exchange and advocacy network for anyone working with collections or archives. Paul is happy to talk about any aspect of work but specialises particularly in business models and career paths in photography.

Dewi Lewis established his publishing house in 1994. Internationally known, its authors have included photographers such as Martin Parr, Simon Norfolk, Pentti Sammallahti, Paolo Pellegrin, Sergio Larrain, and Anders Petersen as well as many younger emerging photographers. He has worked in close collaboration with a number of European publishers and was a founding member of The European Publishers Award for Photography, which ran for 22 years until 2015.

An Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, he was awarded the Society’s inaugural RPS Award for Outstanding Service to Photography in 2009. He has also received the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation award for Outstanding Contribution to Publishing and Dewi Lewis Publishing received PHotoEspana’s prize for Outstanding Publishing House of the Year in 2014.

Carbon Copy Press creates limited edition art booklets.  Run by artists Lizzie King & Craig Tattersall, Carbon Copy Press focuses on creating booklets with an aesthetic that talks of the photographic artwork printed within. Five booklets have been released to date, four as self-published books featuring Lizzie King & Craig Tattersall's work and the fifth containing artwork by artist Lorna Fellas.  Carbon Copy Press is stocked in Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and The Photographers Gallery, London as well as being available online.  www.carboncopypress.com

Jack is a freelance photographer, born and raised in Wales, now living and working in Brighton. He is a graduate from the Documentary Photography course at Newport University. His work is presented in a mixture of large format photography and digital film making and has been realised in several self-published books. Jack has exhibited internationally and in December 2015 was the recipient of the Bar-Tur Photobook Award for his work titled: Sugar Paper Theories. www.jacklatham.com

Richard Page is a photographic artist based in Manchester and is currently Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Photography at Manchester Metropolitan University. He received the Jerwood Photography Award in 2004 and his artist’s monograph What We Already Know was published by Ffotogallery in 2007. Employing a variety of approaches, his work considers how space is implicitly bound up with history, memory, and our psychological relationship with a place. Richard has exhibited widely throughout the UK and abroad, including shows in London, Cardiff and Germany. Most recently his work featured in Diffusion: The Cardiff International Festival of Photography for which he curated and edited the exhibition and publication From Common Differences. His work was included in JAP Alexander's Perspectives on Place (2015) and has been published in Portfolio magazine, the Guardian, Source, Art Review, Artists Newsletter and Royal Academy magazines. Richard is currently working on a project in Spain, The Dialogue Of The Dogs, which will be exhibited at the Francesca Maffeo Gallery in 2017.

Sian Bonnell is a UK-based artist living in West Yorkshire and teaching at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2010 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society for her contribution to Fine Art Photography and in 2011 she was awarded the Photoworks Senior Research Fellowship at the British School at Rome. Her images have been exhibited and published widely, most recently at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London throughout 2015. 

David Penny is a photographic artist living and working in Manchester. He has completed a practice-based PhD at Manchester School of Art and has a Masters degree from the University of Westminster. David’s work has been exhibited and published internationally at Open Eye Gallery in the UK and ShanghART gallery in Shanghai. His work has been published in SOURCE: the photographic review, PIPELINE: Hong Kong, and through Museums ETC.

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