Join award winning photographer Chris Nunn to get a real insight into working as a professional photographer.

From making, exhibiting and publishing work to building networks and working on commissions for international publications and newspapers, Chris will introduce his practice and talk through some of the challenges he’s faced in his career.

With experience in self-initiated long term projects, Chris will share his knowledge of making work from our exhibition Borderland: Stories from Donbas. Over a six-year period, Chris documented life at the far eastern edge of Ukraine, close to the border of Russia. Working in Europe’s only warzone Chris has recorded people’s everyday lives, their personal narratives and subjective struggles.

Designed as a practical discussion session, Reality Check is your chance to ask a professional photographer how to work in demanding environments, overcome logistical challenges and, essentially, how to keep going when you hit your wall.

This workshop is designed for photographers at all levels looking to gain an insight into the industry, with an opportunity to share your experiences with a like-minded group.

Part of our Tilt/Shift Professional Development programme for photographers.

Booking essential, 12 places available

£5 / £10 / £20 or what you can afford.


  • Portrait of Christopher Nunn

    Christopher Nunn

    Christopher Nunn is a photographer based in the north of England, who works on personal projects and commissions throughout the UK and internationally. His work has been shown at Saatchi Gallery, London; Klaipeda Exhibition Hall, Lithuania; Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Germany; Vyner Street Gallery, London; and Tokyo Institute of Photography, Japan. He was nominated for the Prix Pictet award (2015), selected as one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers (2016), and the winner of a Magenta Foundation Flash Forward (2017). Most recently he was the recipient of the second Bob & Diane Fund grant for his work on Alzheimer’s, and shortlisted for the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award 2019. His work has been published internationally including i-D, De Correspondent, The Asahi Shimbun Globe, The Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Le Monde, Morgenbladet, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times and The Wall Street Journal. www.christophernunn.co.uk