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CREDIT: © Gavan Goulder / Black Dog

The Photobook Club at the RPS: Gavan Goulder

Event info

The Photobook Club and the RPS present a monthly series of talks from photographers and artists. Curated by Tom Broadbent the series features members of The Photobook Club during the course of 2022. Books, zines and postcards from 26 Photobook Club members are available from the RPS at each event and during normal opening hours. Each speaker will be signing books after their presentation. 

Book directly at the link here.

Gavan Goulder will be discussing Black Dog a photobook that documents his recovery from depression, in an open conversation about mental health. The talk will be co-presented by Tom Broadbent, founder of the Photobook Club. 

Gavan was born in Wallasey in 1965. After studying for a HND in Photography he moved to London to start his photography career. After a successful 10 years working as an editorial photographer he decided to move to Cornwall. He work has appeared in the Telegraph, the Guardian Weekend Magazine, Marie Claire, Country Life, the Evening Standard, the Observer magazine amongst others. 

Goulder had numerous exhibitions while living and working in London, after moving to Cornwall in 2003 to start a family. In 2005 Goulder started a landscape photography business in Cornwall which he moved on from In 2018 he returned to documentary photography for his project Black Dog. Since then Goulder has worked on various social documentary projects around climate change activism including his portrait project, 'Citizens of Love and Rage' photographing activists who chose civil disobedience a form of protest.

His publications are Thank God For Elvis (Black Dog Publishing, 2021) and Black Dog (2019)

Event Organiser

Michael Pritchard


Venue Information

All areas are fully accessible with a lift, ramps and restrooms on each floor. If you have any specific requirements, please contact us on so we can assist you during your visit.

There is public parking in Paintworks. We also have reserved parking spaces we can make available for those with accessibility requirements. Please contact us in advance if you would like to reserve a space. From ground level there are lifts to reach RPS House on the raised ground floor.

Cancellation policy

This is a live event. The RPS will do its best to ensure that it keeps to the published timings and runs as planned. In the unlikely event that the event has to be cancelled all registrants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity and a full refund made.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.


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337-340 Paintworks

Arnos Vale



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