a new body of work

Over the next six months we are inviting you to become a Thinker in Residence at The Photographers’ Gallery to think about and talk about photography. With the help of some psychoanalytically minded folk we will be exploring what’s on our minds when we’re looking at the exhibitions, the space and the people in it.



We’ve got exhibitions of works that explore subjects from state surveillance to portraits of Black Dandies, revolution to migration. We will be having creative conversations between artists and visitors to think about our experiences of photography.



On each day we will invite thoughtful folk, including those of a psychoanalytic persuasion to have a conversation about what they think. Anyone can come and have a conversation and seize the opportunity to talk to complete strangers in the gallery.


Seriously, when was the last time that someone genuinely asked you what you think?



We’ll be producing an evolving online archive of the material that we gather. Every month we will produce blogs and podcasts with actual thoughts, which will go up on the project’s website. At the end of the project we will produce a book based on our collective Body of Work.

Become a Thinker in Residence at The Photographers’ Gallery, 16–18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW*.


Our first day is on the 28th April between 12.00 – 20.00 and continuing on the following dates:

– 12th May
– 16th June
– 7th July
– 28th July
– 15th September


To get an update on A Body of Work click onto our website and submit your thoughts to our Thought Creche contact Elizabeth Cotton or Oliver Whitehead:


[email protected]



[email protected]




*There is a £3 charge to come into the gallery, a small amount to keep the lights on

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