Photographer-in-Residence opportunity

Note: we are not currently recruiting for this. The page is live to show guests the brief of our current photographer in residence.

Show us your vision

We're looking for someone with a love for still and/or moving images to come and spend a few weeks at Sheldon.

The brief

  • To make a wide range of images (and possibly video footage) that we can use for our website, our brochures, our noticeboards etc
  • To get under the skin of the everyday life and work at Sheldon
  • To show what Sheldon is like
  • To discover the quirky, the hidden, the unseen, the different angle

Requirements for applicants

  • Your own equipment
  • A good technical grasp of your medium
  • Ability to transfer your work to electronic storage devices
  • Quiet sensitivity so people quickly forget your presence
  • Willingness to respect agreed boundaries

What we provide

  • Accommodation, food and expenses
  • A small honorarium


Send an introductory email to the Warden including an outline of what excites you about this opportunity, your relevant interests and experience, and your preferred dates,

Include links to a sample of your work. 

We anticipate that you are probably a keen amateur photographer engaged in some sort of personal faith journey even if not formally affiliated to a church.

“There is one thing the photography must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.” — Robert Frank

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind

“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.” — Gilles Peress

“The camera has always been a guide, and it’s allowed me to see things and focus on things that maybe an average person wouldn’t even notice.” — Don Chadwick

“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” — Unknown

“You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it.” — Unknown

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.” — Mark Riboud

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” — Ansel Adams

“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and on. It’s on all the time.” — Annie Leibovitz

“A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” — Eudora Welty

“Photography helps people to see.” — Berenice Abbott