Pinhole London is a diverse community project that programmes workshops, events and exhibitions with a focus on enabling community participation in the arts. Our award-winning independent venture aims to engage a wide audience by providing collaborative approaches to creating artwork with local residents, schools and organisations. We create opportunities for people of all ages and learning needs to participate in creative ways to discover, record and learn from contemporary and historical viewpoints. Our approach is inclusive and accessible for all. 

2020 / Participants photos taken at various workshops with Groove, Groom and Grub in Wood Green. 

"I think pinhole photography is amazing & I am so grateful to Pinhole London for bringing an old art form to life that I remember from my childhood. It still amazes me that you can do something like this without any technology - it’s truly mind blowing & I hope many people get involved to see the magic for themselves!" Mojo, participant & collaborator

2021 / Tottenham Flower & Produce Show workshop

2021 / Photo and text by Karamjit, a participant at Tottenham Flower & Produce Show. We collect feedback from every participant using our feedback & archive form system. 

2021 / Community Cook Up workshop with clients and volunteers in Northumberland Park.  

2021 / Go Green Eco Urban Festival, Chestnuts Park St Ann's Road, N15

2020 / Pinhole London interactive exhibition at The Mall, Wood Green, London. Final exhibition for Pinhole London’s ACE project grant. A community art project showcasing a series of pinhole photos, captured during pop-up workshops in and around Wood Green by local residents. Click here for the press release.

2020 / Pinhole London interactive exhibition at The Mall, Wood Green, London. For the interactive element, the negative images can be inverted into positive using a smartphone. 

2020 / Participants with their photo from our project in Wood Green.

2020 / Participants photos taken at various workshops in Wood Green and Bounds Green. 

2020 / Somers Town Photo. Showcased a series of 75+ photos captured in Somers Town with the local community. All of the images were captured using pinhole cameras made from upcycled beer cans at workshops in the local area including Chalton Street Market, Somers Town Festival, Story Garden and The Cock Tavern. Supported by The Mayor of London’s Culture Seeds. 

2020 / Somers Town Photo exhibition with guests 

2020 / Participants with their photos taken at Chalton Street Market, Somers Town. 

2020 / Participants photos taken at various workshops at Story Garden, Somers Town. 

2020 / Participant with their photo from our project in Somers Town. 

Lockdown  / # WashYourBeerCan (WYBC) & World Wide Pinhole Day (WWPD) Workshops & Exhibition, pinhole photography from your own home. The exhibition showcased the culmination of all the participants images from the project taken during a series of remote workshops delivered during the 1st lockdown 2020.  The photos were also displayed online. It was a collaborative project with Surveyor 1, Béziers, France.

06-21 / Pop-up Camera Obscura for Myddleton Road Market, Bowes Park.

12-19 / Myddleton Road Winter Festival, photographic pop-up, Bowes Park.

2020 / Participant images from Myddleton Road, Bowes Park.

06-21 / Participant installing their photo at Myddleton Road, Bowes Park.

08-19 / Analogue photography workshop. Performing Production, Somers Town.

11-19 / Pinhole photography participation event. Myddleton Road Market, London

09-19 / Analogue photography workshops. Fortismere School, London. 

07-19 / Pinhole photography participation event. Somers Town Festival.