Exhibitions

Franklyn Rodgers: Devotion - A Portrait of Loretta

27 April – 7 July 2018 @ Autograph ABP

Photographer Franklyn Rodgers pays homage to a figure sacred in his life: his mother, Loretta.

Over several years, Rodgers photographed Loretta and the circle of friends important to her. The large-scale portraits in Devotion recognise the significance of these close-knit relationships: mother and son, and between friends. His visual care for such deeply personal subjects is evident in the exquisite and refined grandeur of these works, the result of a methodology built on intimacy and trust.

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Exhibitions

Marcia Michael

I Am Now You - Mother

27 April - 7 July 2018 @ Autograph

‘We search for our mothers in order to find ourselves. The black mother is the instrument and embodiment of history. My mother is “The Object of My Gaze”’ – Marcia Michael

In I Am Now You – Mother, Marcia Michael visualises the act of matrilineage through the body of her mother, Myrtle McKnight.

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Exhibitions

Raphael Albert

Miss Black and Beautiful

21 April - 1 July 2018 @ MAC

Autograph ABP’s celebrated exhibition ‘Raphael Albert: Miss Black and Beautiful’ travels to MAC in Birmingham. This show is the first major solo exhibition of photographs by the late Raphael Albert – cultural promoter, entrepreneur and photographer.

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Exhibitions

Gideon Mendel

Drowning World

14 April – 13 May 2018 @ Kyotographie

Kyotographie presents Autograph ABP's acclaimed exhibition Drowning World by Gideon Mendel in partnership with Les Rencontres D'Arles. The photographs on display explore the human dimension of climate change by focusing on floods across geographical and cultural boundaries.

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Exhibitions

Black Chronicles IV

13 April – 31 May 2018 @ FADA Gallery

VIAD is proud to host the fourth iteration of Autograph ABP’s internationally touring Black Chronicles programme, marking the first time that a wider selection of works from the series – and newly added imagery – are exhibited on the African continent.

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Events

The Archive and Historical Geographies of the Black Presence

Wed 9 May, 7 - 8:30pm @ Autograph ABP

Why have the imaginaries of the English rural often ignored black presences, and how can engagement with archives illuminate these histories?

Using Elsa James’ project Forgotten Black Essex as a starting point, this event brings together artists and academics to explore these questions and multicultural Britain before the Windrush.

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Events

Artist talk: Nii Obodai

Wed 25 April, 6:30 - 8:30pm @ Autograph ABP

In his commission for Surroundings*, photographer Nii Obodai is investigating themes of climate change, globalisation and migration. Working with arts and environmental agency Invisible Dust, this new body of work questions the extremes to which we have pushed our environment and how this is reflected in the landscape of Yorkshire. 

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