Surviving as an artist:
Sensitive histories

Tuesday 1 Nov, 6:30pm

Rivington Place

London, UK

Free event, booking essential

Experienced practitioners discuss the use of photography as crucial means for tackling complex and sensitive social histories.

  • In-depth accounts of photographic approaches to sensitive histories of violence and discrimination
  • Insight into the politics and different approaches towards uncovering and activating sensitive archival materials
  • Q&A with the speakers


Roz Mortimer is a visual artist and filmmaker who has been making short and long-form films since 1995. She works with expanded and experimental forms of documentary, mostly in film, but also performance, photography and writing. Recent projects have focused on excavating trauma relating to specific global communities and locations, from the contaminated bodies of Inuit mothers in the High Arctic to victims and witnesses of Roma genocide in Eastern and Central Europe.

Her work has been supported by Film London, Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Rockefeller Foundation, British Council, Animate Projects and has been widely shown around the world in film festivals, cinemas, galleries, online and on television.

Dana Popa is a Romanian photographer, currently based in the UK. She has completed an MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at London College of Communication. Her interests lie within contemporary social issues, with a particular emphasis on human rights and has been working mostly in Eastern Europe and the UK. She has exhibited nationally including solo exhibitions at Impressions Gallery, Bradford and Photofusion and Amnesty International, London. She has received awards including First Prize in Center's Project Competition 2010, USA, Jerwood Award 2007, UK and The Jury Prize in Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards 2007.

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  • Autograph ABP is fully accessible. To book a disabled parking bay, please contact or phone 020 7749 1240.
  • The entrance to Autograph ABP is on the side of the building

Additional Info

Autograph ABP
Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA

The entrance is on the side of the building

We are located in the heart of Shoreditch, a short walk from Old Street, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street stations.
Buses: 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 149, 205, 242 and 271

Rivington Place is fully accessible, with a lift and step free access to all areas of the building.
Please phone ahead to book a disabled parking bay, or if you would like to discuss your access needs: 020 7749 1240.

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