We are the Photography Foundation

Based in the heart of Shoreditch, we help young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds gain long term employment through the art of photography.
What we do

A Simple philosophy with a lasting impact for good

Our mission


Over the course of 12 months, our members will be given the tools and education they need to become both fully fledged photographers, and well-rounded professionals. Through courses, workshops and hands-on experience, they will learn everything from selecting shutter speeds to filing a tax return.


The Foundation provides access to structured training programmes, free use of a professional photography studio, and work experience with some of the city's best photographers - opportunities that are too often out of reach for many young Londoners.

Work Experience

Experience is key, so to set our members up for success we coordinate work experience for them throughout the year. Whether it's in our own TPF Studio or out on shoots with friends and partners of the Foundation, each member will get a real taste of life as a professional photographer.

Professional Studio

Opened in 2019 - A fully kitted out professional Photography Studio

Our professional photography studio is available to hire – with or without our studio photographer – and is stocked with a great selection of Canon, Profoto and Manfrotto equipment. We’re in a great location in the heart of Shoreditch, so come and see what we’re up to and consider TPF Studio for your next shoot! And as all profits go directly into funding the Foundation, you can feel pretty good about it too.

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Support Us

Want to get involved?

There are a number of ways you can get involved and support the Foundation's work
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