Raphael Albert Miss Black and Beautiful

8 July - 24 September 2016 @ Rivington Place

Autograph APB is proud to present the first major solo exhibition of photographs by the late Raphael Albert – cultural promoter, entrepreneur and photographer.

For more than three decades from the late 1960s to the early 1990s, Albert organised and documented numerous black beauty pageants and other cultural events in London, while building up a portfolio of photographs of aspiring models. His long and successful career as a promoter and chronicler of pageants included the establishment of Miss Black and Beautiful, Miss West Indies in Great Britain, and Miss Grenada.

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Exhibition Opening Reception

Aida Silvestri: Unsterile Clinic

Thurs 7 July, 6:30 - 8:30pm @ Rivington Place

Exhibition opening reception for Aida Silvestri's powerful series Unsterile Clinic. Free, and all are welcome to attend. RSVP appreciated.

Autograph ABP is proud to present “Unsterile Clinic”, a project by Aida Silvestri to raise awareness of the wide-spread practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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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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Surviving as an artist:

How to get Your Work Selected and Commissioned for Titles

Tue 19 July, 6:30 - 8:30pm @ Rivington Place

How does an art director select, commission and work with photographers? What will get you on an art director's radar? What do you need to know about working to a brief, a deadline and being part of a team?

Join Pete Avery, ex-art director at the Guardian and Vanity Fair, for some insights. He’ll discuss the difference between editorial and advertising commissions; and how to play to your strengths and passion to find your "niche" and carve out a career.

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New book

Suturing the City: Living Together in Congo’s Urban Worlds

Announcing a new book from Autograph ABP. Focusing upon the 'urban now', a moment suspended between lingering precolonial references, the broken dreams of a colonial past, and the not yet realised promises of neoliberal futures, this book provides an ethnographic and photographic investigation of the complex meanings of living - and living together - in Congo's urban worlds today. 

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Family Photo Fun

Play with Photography and History

23 July, 6 August, 27 August @ Rivington Place

Join us for a workshop exploring photography, history and identity through playful and creative activities for all the family to do together.

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