Peer Forum is funded by Artquest and hosted by The Photographers' Gallery.

Rowan Lear, 'Light is a Body' (detail), 2018

"Photography places its users within a multidimensional and planetary technical network, putting the species to work..." *

Planetary Processing is a gathering of artists for whom photography is a mode of speculation on geological, celestial and bodily systems. It initially took the form of a six-month artist-led Peer Forum, funded by Artquest and hosted by The Photographers' Gallery, London from 2018 to 2019. The collective are now making plans for future activities, including a group residency, exhibition, seminar and public workshops.

Planetary Processing is initiated by Rowan Lear with Victoria Louise Doyle, Luci Eldridge, Victoria Fornieles, Dawn M Gaietto, Leanne Bell Gonczarow, Oliver Griffin, Freddy Griffiths, James Hankey, Oliver Raymond-Barker, Melanie King, Dafna Talmor and Catherine M Weir.

There will be opportunities for more artists to get involved in our future activities. If you'd like to stay in touch or let us know about your work, please send a note to

* Henri van Lier, Philosophie de la photographie, 1983