Outreach & Community

Welcome to the TPF community! Keeping us connected and inspired online by sharing our community programmes, resources and industry insights. We are also committed to sharing our knowledge by offering photography related outreach programmes to other charities and third sector organisations working with young people. We hope you enjoy being a part of the community.


Community is at the heart of all we do. We offer outreach workshops aimed at promoting the art of photography and creative careers to the wider community. From open days to careers talks, our outreach offer outlines how you can work with us to support the young people you work with.

Outreach Offer


Our community programmes are an important part of our commitment to promoting the art of photography to the wider community. Working in partnership with organisations such as Hackney Council, Create Jobs and The Photobook Café, we create opportunities for young people in London to create, connect and share. Take a look below for information about our community workshops and events.


This Way for the Future is a participant-led photography community project in collaboration with Discover Young Hackney. Over the course of six weeks we will run a series of free creative photography workshops with a group of Hackney-based young people. The workshops will be fun, informal and friendly - all levels are welcome!


What's involved?

The programme will run from 16th January to 27th March 2021, taking place every other Saturday – here is a quick look at what you can expect.
Due to health and safety restrictions, sessions are likely to be a mix of in-person and online.

WEEK 1: THE BASICS  Learn to tell a story with your camera, meet new people and get creative with photography

WEEK 2: SHOW & TELL  A chance for us all to share the images we’ve taken since the last workshop.

WEEK 3: PHOTOWALK  Explore your community learn how to capture urban landscapes and street photography on a guided walk.

WEEK 4: GROUP CURATION  This fun and friendly workshop will support you as you edit and select your final images.

WEEK 5: EXHIBITION PLANNING & ZINE MAKING  Come together to create the key elements for a welcoming community space to showcase your work.

WEEK 6: YOUR EXHIBITION  Celebrate your creations and our time together with a group community exhibition at TPF Studio.


No previous photography or camera experience is needed, just an interest in learning a new skill, telling stories through photography and meeting new people. To apply, you must be aged 13-19, come from a less advantaged community and live in Hackney or have a strong connection to the borough. To register your interest fill in the short form by clicking on the button below.


Listen, learn & grow resources

TPF mentors and collaborators share their insights and experience of working in the photography industry in this series of videos created by our trainees. The videos explore a diverse range of topics from representation to re-framing failure – there is much to learn!

On Failure