Album: Where We Belong

15 November - 2 December @ Autograph ABP

Join us for this year’s Album student showcase featuring new work by 16 to 18 year-old London-based photographers that explores notions of family, home, belonging, community, memory, and social and cultural identity.

Exhibition opening on Tuesday 14 November, 6:00 - 8:00pm

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Pop-up Bookshop Launch

Thursday 23 NOVEMBER, 5.30 - 8.30PM @ Autograph ABP

Join us on Thursday 23 November 2017 from 5.30 until 8.30pm for the launch of Autograph ABP's pop-up bookshop.

To mark the first day of our online promotion of books for Christmas, we will be offering some special in gallery deals of book and newspaper bundles.

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Syd Shelton

Rock Against Racism

17 OCTOBER - 30 NOVEMBER 2017 @ Yhteisötalo Messi

Rock Against Racism, a major exhibition of photographs by Syd Shelton, is touring to Messi in Kotka, Finland.

Syd Shelton’s photographs capture one of the most intriguing and contradictory political periods in British post war period: The Rock Against Racism (RAR) movement. Between 1976 and 1981, RAR confronted racist ideology in the streets, parks and town halls of Britain and was formed by a collective of musicians and political activists to fight fascism and racism through music.

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In a Different Light


15 NOVEMBER - 2 DECEMBER @ Autograph ABP

In A Different Light showcases recent acquisitions to develop Autograph ABP's Archive and its permanent collection of photography, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Collecting Cultures programme.

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Gordon Parks

A Choice of Weapons

21 October - 17 December 2017 @ Side Gallery

As its contribution to Tyneside's Freedom City 2017 Side Gallery presents a focused exploration of key works by the great African American photographer Gordon Parks. The works selected for this exhibition highlight the struggle African Americans endured whilst fighting for equality in America, a struggle that concerned Parks throughout his long and astonishing photographic career. 

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Zanele Muholi

Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness

11 November – 17 December 2017 @ Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art’s Reid Gallery stages the Scottish premiere of an exhibition of work by acclaimed South African visual activist, Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness which was shown at Autograph ABP earlier this year.

Curated by Renée Mussai and presented by Autograph ABP, the body of work on show sees Zanele Muholi (b. 1972) confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive in her ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama.

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