Shahidul Alam: Kalpana’s Warriors

22 April - 18 June 2016 @ Rivington Place

Kalpana Chakma was a vocal and charismatic leader who campaigned for the rights of indigenous people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts area of Bangladesh. She was abducted from her home at gunpoint 20 years ago by a military officer and two members of the Village Defence Party and has never been seen again.

Through this powerful installation, using photographs printed on large straw mats each one illuminated by a candle, the acclaimed Bangladeshi photographer, artist and activist Shahidul Alam attempts to break the silence surrounding her disappearance.

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Documentary Screening

Teardrops of Karnaphuli

Tue 24 May 2016, 7 - 8pm @ Rivington Place

The Chittagong Hill Tracts, situated in the south-east of Bangladesh and bordering Myanmar and India, has become a by-word for ethnic and environmental conflict and struggles for identity and citizenship.

Through the words of the inhabitants of the hill tracts, both "hill people" and recently arrived bengalis, Teardrops of Karnaphuli tells the devastating story of dam construction in the area, the displacement of people and the resulting impoverishment and suffering of local inhabitants.

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Black Chronicles

Photographic Portraits 1862-1948

18 May - 11 December 2016 @ National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery in partnership with Autograph ABP presents a unique ‘snapshot’ of black lives and experiences in Britain.

An important display of photographs, which will reveal some of the stories of Black and Asian lives in Britain from the 1860s through to the 1940s, opens in May at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Photo London

19 - 22 May @ Somerset House

Autograph ABP will be exhibiting at booth G8, featuring works by Raphael Albert, Sammy Baloji, Aida Silvestri, James Barnor, Black Chronicles II, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Dana Popa, Colin Jones and Syd Shelton.

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Logo Oluwamuyiwa in conversation with Shoair Mavlian

Wed 4 May, 7pm @ Rivington Place

Join us for Logo Oluwamuyiwa in conversation with curator Shoair Mavlian, discussing his own journey as an emerging photographer, his influences and inspirations and sharing images from his archive.

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Help us identify the participants in Raphael Albert’s beauty pageant photos

Raphael Albert documented hundreds of popular beauty pageants and other events in west London’s black community from the 1960s - 80s. Very little information about the people featured in his photographs has survived, can you help us find them? 

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