Thursday 19th to Monday 23rd July

“Mark Neville has re-imagined what documentary photography could be, should be. Instead of the bland ‘deconstructions’ that pass so lazily as ‘critical’ in contemporary art, he makes extraordinary pictures and finds extraordinary ways to get them back to those he has photographed.” 

  • David Campany 

Artist photographer Mark Neville is hosting and conducting a five-day intensive workshop that will push participants to examine their photographic practice through in-depth portfolio critiques and peer-to-peer discussions, and challenge them to create new work as part of a group practical assignment. This exceptional workshop offers a group of maximum 10 participants the chance to perfect their photographic approach on the streets and in the locations of their choice in London, culminating in each participant presenting the work in a photo book format. 

Attendees will benefit from lectures on different modes and approaches to photographic storytelling, and participate in editing sessions with Mark in his central London studio, as the group works collectively toward a final edit of the work produced during the workshop, culminating in each participant producing a book.


Aimed at photographers wishing to broaden their perspectives and push the boundaries of their personal development, this workshop aims to elevate the standard of both regional and international photographers.

“I am very much looking forward to discovering and discussing the participants work. We will then explore individual stories in London chosen according to the individual sensibilities of the participants”



Due to the fast pace of the workshop, Mark highly recommends that participants produce and edit their work digitally, using their own laptops. We also recommend participants to arrive with one realistic project idea they wish to develop during the workshop, and that preliminary research should be conducted before the workshop begins.


This workshop is not about learning new technical skills, but rather improving each student’s own unique photographic vision. Candidates will be expected to arrive comfortable with their equipment, ready to work. 


During each morning Mark will present and host a series of talks about photography, introducing his own practice and processes and those of other artists. In the afternoons, participants will pursue their own photographic projects in London, culminating in group discussions at Mark’s studio about the work in the evenings. The group will work towards the delivery of an edited, physical body of work during the 5 days, finally realised in photo book form. Through this workshop, participants will develop their own personal style and sense of authorship through storytelling, acquiring the skills to deliver a creative project, from concept, shooting and editing for a book format.



Where & When


Chocolate Studios

7 Shepherdess Place


N1 7LJ

(Near Old Street underground station)


Thursday 19th - Monday 23rd July 2018




Selection and Requirements


This is a workshop for photographers who collaborate with the world, not for those who dramatically alter their photographs digitally.



Travel & Accommodation


Participants are expected to make their own arrangements regarding travel and accommodation; a list of suitable accommodation options will be provided to successful candidates.


Please ensure you have the necessary travel documents & relevant visas in order to attend the event.




We open the application process on June 20th, 2018, and close on July 12th, 2018, or until the class is filled. Workshops tend to fill quickly!


Please submit//A single PDF including :


Your name, address and email,

10 images representative of your photographic work,

A short statement about why you’d like to take the workshop [150 words in English],

A short bio about yourself and your relationship to photography, and what you envisage your project in London will focus upon [400 words] 


Please email to 


Fee.  £1,500.


For any queries please feel free to contact Luisa Summers on






Terms and Conditions

    •    There are a limited number of spaces on the workshop, which will be sold on a first-come basis

    •    We reserve the right to cancel this event should less than 10 participants apply. In the event of cancellation students will be given at least 1 week’s advance notice and a full refund.

    •    The workshop fee does not include transport, accommodation or ground expenses. We are not responsible for the reimbursement of travel expenses in case the workshop is cancelled. We highly recommend that you buy refundable tickets and/or travel insurance.

    •    Refunds to applicants who wish to cancel their place on the workshop can only be given up to 14 days in advance of the date of the workshop. After this point, refunds cannot be issued.