New Community Page for the Ilam Workshop Participants.

By , April 18, 2010 8:54 pm

As promised I have set up a discussion board for everyone that attended the Ilam Hall workshop this weekend. This is the first time we have used this software so if you have any problems please let us know.

We Now Have a Page on Facebook

By , April 13, 2010 10:09 pm
Click on the image to see our new page on Face Book

Click on the image to see our new page on Face Book

April workshop place available.

By , April 6, 2010 11:32 am
Click on Poster for Details

Click on Poster for Details

Due to illness we have a spare place on our April workshop. The event takes place at Ilam Hall, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire from April 16 – 18 2010. It begins on the Friday evening, 16 April, through until late afternoon on Sunday, 18 April.

Fees:  £300 including all tuition and 2 nights full board – Please contact us as soon as possible to book your place.

Booking Form.

Review of Photographers Place Workshop – September 1985

By , April 5, 2010 3:15 pm

Review of Photographers Place Workshop September 1985.

At the Photographers Place we are very proud of our heritage. Here is a review from Amateur Photographer of a workshop run by Fay Godwin and Paul Hill in 1985. Click the image for a full sized version.


By , March 29, 2010 1:00 pm

The ‘new look’ Photographers’ Place workshops have obviously hit the right note because the April weekend filled up very quickly. So a second one has been arranged from 4 to 6 JUNE at Ilam Hall on the Derbyshire-Staffordshire border, this time with a guest – John Davies, the renowned fine art landscape photographer. Although landscape-themed, the workshop will be primarily about ideas and aesthetics as well as processes and methods.

The fabled Photographers’ Place in Derbyshire’s Peak District, which was Britain’s first permanent photography workshop and study centre, originally started in the 1970s and ran for twenty years.

But now the legend lives again with a series of photography weekends run by Martin Shakeshaft, Nick Lockett, and The Photographers’ Place founder, Professor Paul Hill.

The second of the new workshops takes place at the impressive Ilam Hall, near Ashbourne on 4-6 June. As in the original Photographers’ Place, the weekend workshop appeals to those who have gone beyond the beginners’ stage and want  a chance to immerse themselves in photography and explore making landscape photographs from an aesthetic as well as from a technical point of view. Continue reading 'PHOTOGRAPHERS SEEKING INSPIRATION RUSH TO THE ‘NEW LOOK’ PHOTOGRAPHERS’ PLACE: UPDATED'»

Express Yourself – French Workshop

By , March 17, 2010 9:44 pm

Whilst not part of the Photographers Place official programme, Paul Hill accompanied by Martin Shakeshaft will be running a workshop at Escoulin, on the edge of the Vercors National Park in the wonderful French region of the Drome on July 3rd-10th.

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The April workshop is now fully booked + New dates!

By , March 17, 2010 9:18 pm

The April workshop is now fully booked but we have two new sets of dates.

4-6th June Landscape Workshop.  – Booking Form.

September Environmental Portraiture with guest Brian Griffin.

The teaching team: Martin Shakeshaft, Nick Lockett and Paul Hill

The teaching team: Martin Shakeshaft, Nick Lockett and Paul Hill

Interview with Source Magazine

By , March 6, 2010 7:02 pm

Here is a copy of an interview we recently gave to Source Magazine.

Source Magazine: Can you give us some background of  The Photographers Place?

The Photographers’ Place was run by Paul and Angela Hill from 1976 to 1996, in Bradbourne, Derbyshire. Amongst those who led workshops during its previous existence were: Martin Parr, Thomas Joshua Cooper, John Blakemore, Brian Griffin, Raymond Moore, Lewis Baltz, Bill Jay, Hamish Fulton, Andy Earl, Aaron Siskind, Paul Caponigro, Jo Spence, Cole Weston and Ralph Gibson. It inspired and influenced a generation of independent image-makers. Participants included Fay Godwin and Paul Graham).

Continue reading 'Interview with Source Magazine'»

There are now only a few places available for the April workshop.

By , March 2, 2010 10:44 pm

We now only have a few places left for our April workshop. To guarantee a place please book now. Full details are available here. Dates and details for our next workshop will be announced soon. Now fully booked!

Documentary film about the life and work of photographer and workshop leader Paul Hill now on DVD.

By , March 2, 2010 10:27 pm

Paul Hill, who is one of the course leaders of the workshops at The Photographers’ Place, is the subject of a documentary film that is now available on DVD. Paul, along with his late wife, Angela, was the founder of The Photographers’ Place, the first independent study centre in Europe running master classes with internationally significant photographers. He is a world renowned photographer and photographic educator who has lived and worked in the Peak District of Derbyshire in Northern England for forty years. He is probably best known for his seminal landscape work ‘White Peak Dark Peak’ which, through repeated visits, explores the topography of the area around his home.

The film made by photographer and film maker Tony Hopewell, examines Paul’s life and photographic career. He is interviewed in depth about his work, his motivations and practice. Contributions from Photographic Historian, Professor Roger Taylor and Art Historian and Curator, Nicholas Alfrey provide an historic and cultural context to Paul’s work.

The DVD is in 16:9 PAL format and is 43 minutes long. Price £16.00 including VAT and P&P. More details and to view a trailer:

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