Masterclass: Louis Porter – Developing a Project


Centre for Contemporary Photography. Fitzroy
14 & 15 March 2015

Over two days, “Developing a Project” will help participants who are either at the early stages of a project or need new direction with an ongoing one, to clarify their ideas and put together a blueprint for achieving a fully resolved body of work.

The classes will mix a series of informative lectures outlining contemporary international photographic practices with informal portfolio reviews and discussions about individual participant’s projects and ideas.

The masterclass will begin by examining the way in which different artists approach similar subjects, and by focusing on emerging trends in the field, Porter will then use his own and other practitioners’ work to examine from start to finish the development of a project, including: choice of technique and style, developing a conceptual framework, practical work methods, editing and final display strategies such as exhibition and book production.


Louis Porter is a British artist based between London and Melbourne. His work melds social commentary with an interest in the archive and urban space.

He has exhibited throughout Australia, including The Stills Gallery, The ACP, CCP and National Gallery of Victoria as well many photography festivals throughout Europe, including the Noorderlicht, Copenhagen and Brighton photo festivals.

He has published monographs of his work with independent publishers in the UK, France and Australia and in 2012 established his own imprint Twenty Shelves, its first publication was a winner of the inaugural Most Beautiful Books Australia New Zealand Award and its second publication, Conflict Resolution, was selected for the 2013 International Photobook Prize in Kassel.

His work has also been featured and reviewed in a wide variety of publications, including Foam Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, The Aperture Photobook Review, Fotograf and Capricous magazines as well as anthologies such as Hijacked II, The International Atlas of Street Photography and The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography.

He has also written for publications such as Photofile, DerDieDas and Photoworks, has an MFA in Photomedia from Monash University and is a member of the international collective, The Artist Book Cooperative (ABC).

More info at Centre for Contemporary Photography