Here be Dragons | UrbanPhotoFestival Masterclass review

Here be Dragons | UrbanPhotoFestival Masterclass review

UrbanPhotoFest has come to a close for another year. The enthusiasm and attendance which we witnessed from the events visited reflects the increasing interest we feel is happening within the industry. While the mobile technology revolution has certainly opened gateways and brought a rush of new participants looking to create personal work and make connections […]

Photo London 2017 in pictures

Photo London 2017 in pictures

Photo London 2017 launches its third edition at Somerset House celebrating past, present and future photography. A plethora of galleries and talks will be presented throughout the weekend, including the annual Master of Photography exhibition with Taryn Simon, an immersive virtual reality installation by Mat Collishaw, where viewers are thrown back to 1830’s photography, and […]

Resource Material | Snap Photo Festival

Resource Material | Snap Photo Festival

To all the folks at SNAP a big thank you for your support and turnout. A fab event put on by an extremely fab crew. Please find below the resource links and bibliography for Karl’s talk on “From wedding photography to editorial commissions – making the move”. Books Branagan, Alison. The Essential Guide To Business […]

Our photography studio is now open

Our photography studio is now open

We are pleased to announce The Mango Lab has recently acquired a photo studio as a response to our growing list of client requests. This new development is a very exciting addition and long time in the making. It opens up new creative pathways within our teen and adult course community through a variety of […]

The 10,000 club

The 10,000 club

Like a lot of social media Instagram has become a bit of a marmite thing. In this new monthly feature dedicated to mobile photography platforms we profile image producers with 10,000+ followers. We ask some of those questions which can’t be replied to with “likes’ or emoticons. We look at where they stand on mobile-based […]

Review: Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick @ Somerset House, London

Review: Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick @ Somerset House, London

Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick is not your average art gallery experience, and it is worth experiencing. The West Wing Galleries at Somerset House are transformed into a maze of ominous installations to give a truly brilliant and disturbing experience. Like a David Lynch objet d’art, this exhibition is a surreal affair with Kubrick’s filmography.  Curated […]

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Eventful doesn’t begin to describe the last few weeks –news outlets have churned out major headline after major headline. Here we’ve put together four articles that are circulating the web; from a protest image that went viral to a thoughtful analysis of loneliness and photography. These are the stories that caught our eye amid the […]

Student Spotlight: Livi Holbrook

Student Spotlight: Livi Holbrook

Student Spotlight chats with former Mango Lab students. As we are preparing for our busy Teen season we thought we’d catch up with sixteen year old Livi Holbrook to hear her reflections on being a young ‘person who takes pictures’. She talks about her aspirations of working in film, being a street photographer in Camden […]

Brexit Special | The Story Behind the Picture: Giorgia Tobiolo

Brexit Special | The Story Behind the Picture: Giorgia Tobiolo

Given the recent headlines and media hoo-ha over the UK leaving the European Union, we decided to interview Italian photographer and Mango Lab tutor Giorgia Tobiolo about her series called Migrare-Wanderer. Her documentary style portraiture captures the spirit of immigrants who have left their home countries to settle elswhere. She tells us why these photos […]

Review: Magnum Photos Present: On Migration @ Barbican Centre

Review: Magnum Photos Present: On Migration @ Barbican Centre

Since September 2015, Magnum Photos has commissioned its photographers to document the migrant crisis across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. In what is considered the largest migration of people post-World War II, the panel discussed whether the resulting photographs are driving social change or if it is a case of compassion fatigue. The […]