Where We Belong
15 November - 2 December
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.
The photographs in this display illustrate how keenly young people are aware of the complexities of the social, political and cultural landscapes they operate in, the real and virtual networks they are part of, as well as the nature and the strength of the ties that bind them to others. Often from diverse or multi-cultural backgrounds, many of the young artists eloquently address the impact of migration on personal and family experiences.
A widening participation partnership between Autograph ABP and University of the Arts London's Insights Programme, Album is a creative photography project inspired by notions of the family album with its intimate and revealing images.
Over the past six months students have worked with tutors, artists and mentors from Autograph ABP and UAL to articulate what ‘home’ means to them. Based at London College of Communication, the students collaborated on assignments which introduced them to a range of photographic genres and techniques. This year’s group of students has been particularly astute in adopting a variety of techniques. The resulting presentation therefore contains Polaroids, installations, zines, wallpapers, as well as more traditionally printed photographs.
Researching and taking inspiration from photography produced by culturally diverse artists and Autograph ABP’s collection, students were able to reference different artists and processes in the discussion, debate and appreciation of photography.
The Album showcase celebrates the students’ ambitious ideas as they create their own photographic narratives and find their place in contemporary practice.
This is the fourth year of the Album project.
University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London (UAL) is made up of six renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts. Our Colleges offer a wide range of courses in art, design, fashion, media, communication and performing arts at degree preparation, undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Special thanks to:
Jamain Shaquille Gordon
We look forward to welcoming you to Autograph ABP. Admission to the exhibition is free and unticketed.
Visiting Autograph ABP
We are fully accessible with step free access to all areas of the building. A lift is available to all floors.
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We are pram friendly, and welcome children to the gallery when accompanied by an adult.
We welcome guide dogs , however cannot allow other dogs into the building.
Please note that the exhibition will be closed on the following dates:
Wednesday 22 November
Directions and Opening Hours
The main 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.
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Exhibition opening times
Tues, Wed, Fri 11am – 6pm
Thurs 11am – 9pm,
Sat 12 – 6pm
The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays