Colin Pantall is a writer, lecturer and photographer based in Bath, England.
His photographic work focusses on his immediate domestic environment and includes his book All Quiet on the Home Front and Broken Camera Pictures.
He co-wrote and edited Magnum China and currently writes for a range of organisations and publications including Magnum, The British Journal of Photography, Source Magazine, and Photomonitor. He is currently writing a year long series of articles on photography, ethics and storytelling for World Press Photo Witness and is a 2019-2020 fellow of SEAD (Southeast Asian/Mekong Hub Arts Sustainable Development Program).
Colin Pantall online:
'I was invited to curate these works shortly after the UK general election in December 2019. It was an election won by a simple statement, Get Brexit Done. I’m writing this on the 28th December 2020. In a couple of days, the transition period will be over, and Brexit will begin in earnest as me, my wife, my daughter find our freedom to study, work, travel and live in Europe restricted, But Brexit won’t be done - and the wrangling, the arguments, the conflict, and the personal, cultural, political, and economic costs will only begin to be felt in earnest in the years that follow. Now this not the end of the UK Shitshow. It is not even the beginning of the end of the UK Shitshow. but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning of the UK Shitshow. If you don't leave here, please sit back and enjoy the ride..
This edit is a response to the causes of Brexit, my feelings towards those who campaigned for Brexit, towards those who didn’t campaign against it, towards what we are walking into. Britain’s leaving Europe. But I’m still European and so are tens of millions of other Brits. Thank you for having us. I hope one day we will be back.'
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