Nan Goldin, Gigi in the Blue Grotto with light, Capri (1997)
CREDIT: © Nan Goldin, Gigi in the Blue Grotto with light, Capri (1997)

BOP21 - Hannah Watson: Trolley Books at 20

Event info

Founded in 2001 by Gigi Giannuzzi, Trolley Books was one of the early independent publishers, and quickly became known for an award-winning and diverse range of titles presenting unique stories in photography, photojournalism and contemporary art. In particular Trolley championed the work of many photographers often publishing their first book, including those of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Paolo Pellegrin, Alex Majoli, Stanley Greene, Nina Berman and Alixandra Fazzina, as well as respected photographers such as Philip Jones Griffiths and Tom Stoddart.

In 2005 Trolley Books received a special commendation from the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards for its outstanding contribution to photography book publishing. 

Hear how the humble beginnings of a trolley full of books has arrived at its twentieth anniversary. The highs and lows of publishing, and how you don’t have to be mad to be in publishing, but it helps. 

Chaired by Sarah Allen, curator at Tate Modern, she will speak to Director Hannah Watson, who has been with Trolley since 2005, as well as authors past and present, Adam Broomberg (Ghetto (2003), Mr Mkhize’s Portrait (2004), Scarti (2013) and Siân Davey (Looking For Alice (2015) and Martha (2018).


Image: © Nan Goldin, Gigi in the Blue Grotto with light, Capri (1997)


Details of all the talks taking place at BOP21 can be found here

Information on BOP21 is available here

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

The RPS and the MPF will do their best to ensure that this series of talks runs as planned. In the unlikely event that BOP21 or individual talks have to be cancelled all registrants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity and full refunds made.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.


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