We enable people to make, talk and think about photography.
Photoworks is the UK’s leading agency for photography. We produce commissions, exhibitions and events, publish books and the influential magazine, Photoworks. Collaborating with a broad range of artists and organisations, engaging the widest possible audiences, Photoworks encourages debate and inspires new thinking about photography.
Founded in 1995, Photoworks has developed an international reputation for the quality and originality of its programme and for its expertise. We discover and nurture talent, supporting outstanding photographers to make new work. Our innovative education projects encourage participation and inspire creativity. This diverse programme explores all forms of photography.
We work strategically to support photographic activity nationally and promote British photography to an international audience. We are a trusted partner of leading photographic institutions in the UK and abroad. Our exhibitions are regarded as inspirational and many of our books have become collector’s items. Our influential magazine, Photoworks, a unique forum for British and international photography and visual culture, is available from selected retailers worldwide and by subscription.
‘It really is quite remarkable what you've accomplished down there and you have my keen congratulations. I look forward to my next visit to the unlikely but true repository of all things good in photography amidst the sea air and laughing gulls.’
Joel Sternfeld, Photographer
‘Over the past decade, Photoworks has established itself as a key player within the UK photography arena. For a small organisation they have always ‘punched above their weight’ – this has been mainly due to the high calibre of their staff and the integrity with which they approach all their activities.’
Director, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
‘Photoworks’s contribution to our photographic culture has been enormous. With the ability to spot talent and nurture it, they are a key photographic tastemaker in Europe as well as Britain.’
Martin Parr, Photographer
‘Working with Photoworks was an absolute pleasure. I felt supported through every stage of the commission, I enjoyed it so much I have returned to Brighton to continue my work and plan to show this in the USA and Japan.’
Rinko Kawauchi, Photographer