We are thrilled to announce that IC-Visual Lab is planning to host a new Screening Show at The Vault (new arts venue) in Bristol, on Wednesday 16th October, starting at 6pm.

Open call for submissions. If you want to know how you can submit a project to be screened in this event, please visit our SUBMISSIONS page.

We are glad that this event has been also announced on the Arts Council Website.



IN COMMON, art directed by IC-Visual Lab, will be composed of a number of different activities including:

– Talk by Jim Mortram

Jim will be giving a talk about how works with his community, the ethos and the difficulties of documenting his surroundings together with his plans for the future.

– Multimedia Screening Show. A collaboration between Erica McDonald and IC-Visual Lab

We would like to add an international character to this event through a collaboration with Erica McDonald of DEVELOP Photo. She will curate a selection of International photographers in order to widen the perspective of this topic.

Following the structure of ICVL past events, ICVL is welcoming photographic bodies of work and multimedia submissions on:

Theme: ‘’ IN COMMON ’’. Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more: common interests. Relating to the community as a whole.

We are expecting an exciting and challenging selection, presented as two separate collections. One focussed on international works and photographers curated by Erica McDonald (Curator Develop Tube) and the other focussed on works and authors based in the UK curated by IC-Visual Lab as well as the result of the OMD participants workshops.

After the event, a selection of works will be featured on DEVELOP Tube offering further promotion with an international impact.

The event will celebrate the conclusion of OLD MARKET DIARIES, bringing together members of the community, photography, art and media communities for an evening of eating, drinking, visual storytelling and music.



 ‘’SMALL TOWN INERTIA’’ by Jim Mortram


J.A Mortram is a documentary photographer and environmental portraitist based in East Anglia, United Kingdom. Jim’s work is centred on creating an expansive long-form photographic essay Small Town Inertia which explores the intimate and untold stories of marginalised individuals in the small rural community in which he lives. His photography has been awarded and published widely. He is one of the ‘’Photographers To Watch’’ selected by British Journal of Photography (BJP).


 Erica McDonald



Erica McDonald is a photographer and educator based in New York City. She founded DEVELOP Photo to provide resources for the enrichment of the photojournalism, fine art and documentary photography community. She is an adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and began working as a photo editor for a photobook on an African photojournalist, and became faculty at ICP.



The DEVELOP Tube Photography Video Channel is an educational resource which features interviews, lectures and films about photojournalism, fine art and documentary photography. Curated by Erica McDonald

DEVELOP Tube YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DEVELOPPhoto

DEVELOP Tube Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/channels/developphoto


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