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2 October - 5 December 2015

Syd Shelton
Rock Against Racism

Rivington Place, London

Exhibitions

7 May – 20 June 2015

Jeannette Ehlers
Whip It Good: Spinning From History’s Filthy Mind

Rivington Place, London

Exhibitions

6 February - 6 April 2015

HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS

Photographer's Gallery, London

Exhibitions

6 January - 11 February 2017

Gideon Mendel:
Dzhangal

Exhibitions

9 - 10 December 2016

Album:
Exploring Identity through Photography

Exhibitions

22 Sept - 28 Oct 2016

James Barnor
Ever Young

Exhibitions

21 September - 31 December 2016

The Unfinished Conversation:
Encoding/Decoding

Exhibitions

10 Sept - 4 Dec 2016

Exhibition loan
Shores like you

Exhibitions

21 September – 1 October 2016

Sound / image installation
The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined

Exhibitions

7 October - 3 December 2016

Vasco Araújo
Decolonial Desire

Exhibitions

1 June - 2 August 2016

Syd Shelton
Rock Against Racism

Exhibitions

8 July - 17 September 2016

Aida Silvestri
Unsterile Clinic

Exhibitions

28 April - 29 May

James Barnor
Ever Young

Exhibitions

18 May - 11 December 2016

Black Chronicles
Photographic Portraits 1862-1948

Exhibitions

8 July - 24 September 2016

Raphael Albert
Miss Black and Beautiful

Exhibitions

8 - 9 April 2016

Festival of Ideas

Rivington Place, London

Exhibitions

22 April - 18 June 2016

Shahidul Alam:
Kalpana’s Warriors

Rivington Place, London

Exhibitions

8 February - 15 April

Rotimi Fani-Kayode
(1955-1989)

The Palitz Gallery, New York City, USA

Exhibitions

15 January – 2 April 2016

Maud Sulter
Syrcas

Rivington Place, London

Exhibitions

15 January – 2 April 2016

Mario Cravo Neto
A Serene Expectation of Light

Rivington Place, London

Exhibitions

15 - 30 January 2016

The Missing Chapter
TMC Collective Showcase

Rivington Place, London

Exhibitions

2 October - 5 December 2015

Bruno Boudjelal
Frantz Fanon

Rivington Place, London

Exhibitions

8 October - 21 November 2015

James Barnor
Ever Young

Galerie Clémentine de la Feronniere Paris, France

Exhibitions

16 July - 12 September 2015

The Fifth Pan-African Congress

Rivington Place, London

Exhibitions

2 September - 11 December 2015

Black Chronicles II

Cooper Gallery, Cambridge, MA, USA 

Exhibitions

18 August - 22 October 2015

Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955 - 1989)

Light Work, Syracuse, NY, USA

Exhibitions

17 January - 7 March 2015

John Akomfrah
The Unfinished Conversation

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Exhibitions

23 January - 5 February 2015

Chobi Mela VIII Festival
Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1989-1955)

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Exhibitions

30 November 2014 - 31 January 2015

Black Chronicles II

Centro de Fotografía, Montevideo, Uruguay

Exhibitions

27 October - 2nd November 2014

John Goto
Lovers’ Rock

Lewisham Shopping Centre, London

Exhibitions

7 July - 21 September

James Barnor

Arles, France

Exhibitions

12 September - 29 November 2014

Black Chronicles II

Rivington Place, London

Exhibitions

24 January - 17 May 2015

The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding

The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

Exhibitions

16 September - 16 November

Eileen Perrier
Peckham Square Studio

Peckham Space, London

Exhibitions

19 September - 1 November 2014

Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955 – 1989)

Tiwani Contemporary, London

Exhibitions

Another great Autograph ABP exhibition

Exhibition visitor to Rotimi Fani-Kayode: Retrospective

Exhibitions

21 March - 30 April 2014

Rwanda in Photographs: Death Then, Life Now

Inigo Rooms, London

Exhibitions

6 March - 31 March 2014

Max Kandhola
The Aura of Boxing

Rich Mix, London

Exhibitions

12 March - 26 April 2014

Aida Silvestri
Even this will Pass

Roman Road, London

Exhibitions

24 January - 7 June 2015

Alice Seeley Harris
Brutal Exposure: the Congo

International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

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images which mark historic events, record celebrations, capture protests, document everyday lives, and reveal the emergence of new identities in the late 20th century

The Birmingham Mail reviews The Autograph ABP Archive in Focus: Back in the Day

Exhibitions

22 November - 21 December 2013

John Goto
1977: Lewisham and Belleville

Art Jericho Gallery, Oxford

Exhibitions

27 September - 31 October 2013

The Autograph ABP Archive in Focus: Back in the Day

The Drum, Birmingham

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19 September - 24 November 2013

John Akomfrah
The Unfinished Conversation

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Exhibitions | Autograph ABP

Thank you so much for all including sharing Mr. Barnor's work! Keep up the amazing efforts!

The Amalgamate(s)

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26 October 2013 - 23 March 2014

John Akomfrah
The Unfinished Conversation

Tate Britain, London

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3 & 4 August 2013, all day

Africa Through the Lens, part of the Africa Centre Summer Festival

Exhibitions

16 January - 7 March 2014

'When Harmony Went to Hell'
Congo Dialogues: Alice Seeley Harris and Sammy Baloji

Rivington Place, London

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Public Intellectual, Immigrant, Activist: the many lives of Stuart Hall

Ceasefire reviews The Unfinished Conversation

Exhibitions

5 July - 31 August, 2013

James Barnor
Ever Young

Impressions Gallery, Bradford

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Find out just who we all are

Mark Patterson reviews The Unfinished Conversation for The Nottingham Post

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John Akomfrah film places cultural theorist Stuart Hall in spotlight

Mark Sheerin reviews The Unfinished Conversation for Culture 24

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This is more than worth your time and attention

Because Magazine reviews Nikolaj Larsen: Promised Land

Exhibitions

October 2013 - May 2014

The Paris Albums 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois

Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University, USA

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The Unfinished Conversation deserves at least three viewings

Sanjay Brown, LeftLion Art

Exhibitions

25 April - 20 June 2015

Maud Sulter
Passion

Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

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10 May - 14 July 2013

John Akomfrah
The Unfinished Conversation

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Exhibitions

22 May - 23 June 2013

Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen
Promised Land

Dilston Grove, London

Exhibitions

12 February - 18 June 2014

Rotimi Fani-Kayode
Retrospective

Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town

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Human Rights (And Wrongs) In Focus At Ryerson

Daniela Porat reviews Human Rights Human Wrongs for Canadian Art

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Human Rights Human Wrongs exhibit shines light on Civil Rights Movement

Review by Ryan B Patrick, Canada Arts Connect

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Ryerson exhibit opens window to Human Rights Human Wrongs

Review by Joanne Hill, The Jewish Tribune

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A reminder of how photographic images can bring the drama of history to life in a way that words can’t match.

Martin Knelman on HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS

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[Human Rights Human Wrongs] prompts viewers to consider how images have shaped our reactions towards human rights issues.

Jamie Bradburn

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The Human Rights Human Wrongs exhibition: In recognition of 20th-century liberation struggles

Review by James Adams, The Globe and Mail

Exhibitions

23 January - 14 April 2013

HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS

Ryerson image Centre, Toronto

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At the end of the session we gave the children cameras and took them out into their environment in Brighton. Just like the project in Brazil we encouraged them to take pictures of whatever they liked.

Little Green Pig, Notes from the Beautiful Horizon

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The Unfinished Conversation by John Akomfrah: a beautiful paean to identity

By Mark Hudson, The Telegraph

Exhibitions

6 October - 4 November 2012

The Beautiful Horizon / No Olha Da Rua (In The Eye of the Street)

Fabrica, Brighton

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'The Unfinished Conversation' is certainly, in my opinion, the most accomplished of films in the biennial and it is both deeply moving as well as visually beautifully shot and edited.

Natalie Parsley

Exhibitions

14 July - 24 August 2012

Adriana Groisman
Voices of the South Atlantic

Peninsula Arts Gallery, University of Plymouth

Exhibitions

25 May - 28 July 2012

Roma-Sinti-Kale-Manush

Rivington Place, London

Exhibitions

tears welled in my eyes...an emotional response is a sign of a work that has proved its worth, it had touched me and I recognised its importance.

Penny Davies, on Adriana Groisman: Voices of the South Atlantic 

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Exploring Gypsy Communities Via Art: Roma-Sinti-Kale-Manush

Reivew by Ruth Garde, Urban Times

Exhibitions

19 May - 30 June 2012

Adriana Groisman
Voices of the South Atlantic

Ffotogallery, Cardiff

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[Roma-Sinti-Kale-Manush] was an absorbing, thought-provoking exhibition with compelling work of real substance...it couldn’t be more pertinent.

Urban Times

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Through juxtaposing photographs of scarred landscapes with testimonies from British and Argentine veterans and Falkland Islanders, a dialogue is established between the time needed for the terrain to heal and the period the men themselves need to recover.

Aesthetica Magazine reviews Adriana Groisman: Voices of the South Atlantic

Exhibitions

But rather than see beauty in the images, it is the scars within the landscapes [Adriana Groisman] urged the audience to understand.

Rosie Scammell, The Frontline Club

Exhibitions

30 March - 23 May 2012

Adriana Groisman
Voices of the South Atlantic

Photofusion, London

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April 2012

Pablo Bartholomew
Side by Side

Billboards across Leicester

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Legal Aliens: Pablo Bartholomew on His Documentation of Indians in New York, France, and Leicester

Blouin Artinfo interviews Pablo Bartholomew about his project Side by Side

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Hooray it’s vintage Monday, James Barnor for Drum Magazine

Hope, Love Little Shepherd blog

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Life Through a Lens

James Barnor: Ever Young cover story, Creative Update

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14 September – 21 October 2011

The Black Chronicles

Magnum Print Room, London

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27 May - 30 July 2011

Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955 - 1989)

Rivington Place, London

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WIthout Sanctuary: Momentos of Lynching

The Root

Exhibitions

27 May - 30 July 2011

Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America

Rivington Place, London

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These are excruciating images to view and digest but it is absolutely necessary that we do so

Candace Allen, academic and artist

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The content is difficult...[It] shows a culture of indifference toward human beings just a few short decades ago that is tough to reconcile.

National Centre for Civil and Human Rights, on Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America

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Rotimi Fani-Kayode on the cover of Bulletin

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Autograph ABP brings photography exhibitions to the UK

Creative Boom reviews Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955 - 1989) and Without Sanctuary

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Rotimi Fani-Kayode at Rivington Place

Review in African Art in London

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People get ready

Review of James Barnor: Ever Young by Kobena Mercer, New Humanist

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Colour me beautiful: James Barnor’s photographs for Drum magazine

By Kate Salter, Telegraph Magazine

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Ever Young: James Barnor

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Through the research process and retrieval and reassembly, Autograph ABP have unified Barnor's disparate images into a holistic body of work for the first time, and we now have the kind of homecoming in which previously orphaned images are given a second life.

Kobena Mercer

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17 September - 27 November 2010

Ever Young: James Barnor

Rivington Place, London

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Chronicling African Photojournalist James Barnor and Drum magazine

By Angela Cobbinah, Camden New Journal

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The joy of being black in London

Review by Imogen Carter, The Observer New Review

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17 September - 27 November 2010

The Paris Albums 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois

Rivington Place, London

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Focusing on a cultural shift

The Hackney Gazette reviews Ever Young: James Barnor and The Paris Albums 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois

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Lost worlds and personal quirks

Francis Hodgson reviews Ever Young: James Barnor for the Financial Times

James Barnor, Untitled #1, London, 1967

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Snapshot

The Big Issue previews The Paris Albums: 1900 and Ever Young: James Barnor at Rivington Place

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At Autograph in London’s Rivington Place, the Ghanaian photographer James Barnor is presented in a charming exhibition which shows what well-directed public funding can do.

Francis Hodgson, Financial Times

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The Paris Albums: W.E.B. Du Bois

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[Sammy Baloji's] photograph, commissioned by Autograph ABP...suggests a new way forward for a country with a long and difficult history - a future in which the Congolese take control of their depiction.

British journal of Photography

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There is something both ordinary and yet extraordinary about these images...there is a reversal of the history of one cultural identity looking at others

Sarah Thompson reviews Dave Lewis: Field Work on Transjuice

Exhibitions | Autograph ABP

I wanted to thank you for the excellent curation of the Bamako in Toronto exhibition...It was such a pleasure to host this exhibition

Britt Welter-Nolar, Director of Exhibitions Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

Exhibitions

2 June - 4 July 2010

Sammy Baloji
Mémoire

Dilston Grove, London

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Life in Africa beyond the pity-porn parade

R.M. Vaughan reviews Bamako in Toronto for The Globe and Mail

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a mesmerising installation

Florence Waters reviews Sammy Baloji: Mémoire for The Telegraph

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Recontres de Bamako

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Ever Young: James Barnor

W.E.B. Di Bois Institute, Rudenstein Gallery, Harvard University

Exhibitions

7 November 2009 – 9 January 2010

Disposable People: Contemporary Global Slavery

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

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Bangladesh 1971

Exhibitions

1 August - 13 September 2009

Disposable People: Contemporary Global Slavery

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Exhibitions | Commissions | Autograph ABP

Working with Autograph ABP on the project Disposable People was a very successful collaboration. Feedback from the general public - the most important part of the equation - has been overwhelmingly positive.

Chris Steel-Perkins, Magnum Photos

Exhibitions

23 May - 5 July 2009

Disposable People: Contemporary Global Slavery

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle

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The grim face of slavery unveiled in Disposable People

The Metro reviews Disposable People

Exhibitions

28 February – 9 April 2009

Disposable People: Contemporary Global Slavery

University of Northumbria, Newcastle

Exhibitions

14 January - 28 February 2009

Santu Mofokeng

Rivington Place, London

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Sprituality, Sexuality in Rotimi Fani-Kayode Exhibit

Review by Mark A. Funsunyan, Harvard Crimson

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Looking at global slavery through a lens

The People's Republic of South Devon reviews Disposable People

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Du Bois exhibition a first in U.S.

Colleen Walsh reviews Rotimi Fani Kayode (1955 - 1989) for the Harvard Gazette

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I am hoping to be able to take viewers to a place that opens up and encourages a dialogue, a debate

Renée Mussai, Autograph ABP, on curating the Rotimi Fani-Kayode retrospective at Harvard University

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29 January - 15 June 2009

Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989)

W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Rudenstein Gallery, Harvard University

Exhibitions

10 January - 21 February 2009

Disposable People: Contemporary Global Slavery

The Gallery, Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth

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It’s 200 years since the abolition of slavery. However, Disposable People reminds us that such barbaric abusers of human rights have not died out.

Jennie Gillions, Culture 24

Exhibitions

26 September - 9 November 2008

Disposable People: Contemporary Global Slavery

Southbank Centre, London

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Bangladesh 1971

SIDE Gallery, Newcastle

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Bangladesh 1971

Rivington Place, London

Exhibitions

22 March - 3 May 2008

Rik Pinkcombe
Hidden in Plain Sight

Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea

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The war that time forgot

Tahmima Anam reviews Bangladesh 1971 in The Guardian

Exhibitions

13 September - 11 November 2007

From Emperor to Military Dictator: Shemelis Desta’s Ethiopian Archive 1963 - 1982

The Photographers' Gallery, London

Exhibitions

14 April - 20 May 2007

Borderline Rik Pinkcombe

ArtSway, Hampshire

Exhibitions

2 December - 2 May, 2007

Invoice

Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town

Exhibitions | Commissions | Residencies

May 2006

Gayle Chong Kwan
Cockaigne

Platform for Art residency and exhibition at Southwark Underground Station, London

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10 September - 22 October 2005

Gayle Chong Kwan
Cockaigne

Globe Gallery, Newcastle

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Gayle CHong Kwan

Dazed Digital interviews Kayle Chong Kwan about Cockaigne at Focal Point Gallery

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10 June - 16 July 2005

Arlene Gottfried
Midnight

Space, London

Exhibitions

12 February - 2 April 2005

Yto Barrada
A Life Full of Holes - The Strait Project

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

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6 March - 20 April 1997

Maxine Walker
Laura Aquilar
Shifting Terrains

Zone Photographic Gallery, Newcastle

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Gordon Parks: A black champion

British Journal of Photography feature on the exhibition Retrospective: Gordon Parks