Instagram LIVE: Clare Hewitt in conversation with Emily Macaulay — Impressions Gallery

Photographer, Clare Hewitt, and designer, Emily Macaulay of Stanley James Press, will talk about their experience of collaboratively planning, designing and making a sustainable biodegradable photobook for Clare’s most recent work, Everything in the forest is the forest

Their discussion will include motivations for working with biomaterials, challenges, surprises and successes they’ve encountered along the way, and thoughts on getting started with sustainable book design and production.

Dip into our Bitesize Bookfair programme of short talks on Instagram Live, where international publishers and artists will show methods of how they are being more sustainable in their work. Programmed in the lead up to our Photobook Fair: Sustainability and the Photobook.

To join this chat please head to our Instagram account @ImpGalleryPhoto and listen LIVE at the designated time. 

Image credit: © Curtis James


  • Instagram LIVE: Clare Hewitt in conversation with Emily Macaulay — Impressions Gallery

    Emily Macaulay


    Emily Macaulay runs Stanley James Press a small design company specialising in the design and production of printed goods. We enjoy designing and making real things, physical things that you can hold in your hands. We love making things that people will treasure rather than consume and throw away. Most importantly we love a challenge and projects that make us consider how to make things differently.’

  • Instagram LIVE: Clare Hewitt in conversation with Emily Macaulay — Impressions Gallery

    Clare Hewitt


    Clare Hewitt is a Photographer based in Birmingham, a Senior Lecturer in Photography at UWE, Bristol, and Archivist for Vanley Burke. In her most recent work, 'Everything in the forest is the forest', Clare has spent four years visiting a circle of twelve oak trees at The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research to understand how they thrive through connection and communication. The behaviour of the trees inspired her to develop a creative collective of individuals living around the forest who were experiencing loneliness or isolation. She has worked experimentally with and within the forest’s ecosystem to visualise its intelligent manifestation of community and exchange. Clare is currently working collaboratively to present the project as a sustainable photobook from biomaterials, supported by Arts Council and a-n. Clare was the recipient of the GRAIN Bursary Award 2019. Her work has been exhibited at venues including Landskrona Foto Festival, The National Portrait Gallery, The Palace of Westminster and Midlands Arts Centre. Her clients include The New Yorker, Oxfam, and New Statesman.