Consultation and Community Engagement

We bring the equipment and a unique blend of expertise to facilitate community-driven consultation and participatory media projects. Our projects put cameras in people’s hands and support them to tell their own stories.  With years of experience working directly with communities delivering creative projects we’re proud of the outcomes we’ve achieved.

Education, Skills and Training

We believe that education is at the heart of social change and our team are passionate about sharing creative skills and knowledge. We run creative media workshops in schools, educational projects with communities, teach in higher education, use Camper Obscura to outreach and sustain our Young Journalists Project thanks to support from Children in Need.

Photo Studio, Darkroom and Media Suite

We have a fully equipped photographic studio (flash and continuous lighting) which can be booked for project work on a daily basis. Our darkroom facilities include four enlargers and scope to explore black and white printing as well as other alternative processes. We have a media quite with five iMacs for post-production work, including; Adobe software, Epson 850 Pro scanning and A3 printing facilities.

Project Documentation

These days, it seems everyone sees the world through a camera lens. This shared visual language makes photography a hugely accessible format. Our photographers bring a range of skills in documentary, events and portrait work. We also work with archives, and provide skills in a range of analogue and alternative processes. Through our FotoPlus brand we produce high quality contemporary commercial images.

Exhibitions and Events

We have been developing curatorial projects in tandem with media project work, developing exhibitions with local, national and international artists. We manage the South West Graduate Photography Prize which is annually shown at PHOTOBLOCK (London) and supports emerging talent in the region. We work with partners to develop innovative exhibitions and are particularly interested in socially engaged and environmental projects.

Evaluating Projects

Our film production team specialise in documenting socially motivated projects. Film is the perfect tool to tell the story of your project and evidence the impact of your work. Have a look at our case studies, and visit our Vimeo site for more examples.  Interested in commissioning commercial film work? then visit FotoPlus.

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Camper Obscura

a mobile outreach vehicle

Our iconic Camper Obscura is a giant camera on wheels! Using the simple technology of the camera obscura, we can project images of our surroundings into the back of our vintage T25 van. After a refit in 2016 the Camper now also provides a unique learning space for media projects. For bookings and to find out more contact


St Saviours CIC

a community education hub

St Saviours CIC is a social enterprise based in Plymouth managing activity at St Saviours Hall. Directed by Fotonow CIC and The Lenkiewicz Foundation it aims to support new cultural events and opportunities – we have been working to develop projects together and fundraise the renovation. For more info or bookings contact



a creative outdoor space

FotoDome is our portable canvas education space from which we deliver workshops, training and creative arts projects. The geodesic dome was commissioned to allow us to be flexible in how we work away from traditional spaces, to run creative projects at festivals, community events and educational settings.

Arts award

Arts Award

a qualification for young people

We are dedicated to the development of informal education, work experience and employment opportunities for young people. The Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents. We work across Bronze, Silver and Gold levels and integrate our project work to allow young people to learn on the job and explore a career in the arts.


Fotonow CIC is supported by PipeDrive.