Publications | Shop

New book!

John Goto
Lovers’ Rock

A new book of portraits with texts by Paul Gilroy, John Goto, Mark Sealy, and Baroness Lola Young

Autograph ABP

Sam Ivin wins Free Movement Photo Competition

Events

Tue 1 April 2014, from 5pm

Aida Silvestri
Artist talk and Catalogue Signing

Roman Road Project Space, London

Events

Tue 29 April, 6 - 8pm

Photographing Rwanda After Genocide

Inigo Rooms, London

Events

Thu 27 March 2014, 6 - 9pm

Finding a Literary Voice in East Africa: A Case for Rwanda. Followed by a screening of award-winning Rwandan feature film Grey Matter

Inigo Rooms, London

Events

Wed 26 March 2014, 6:30 - 8pm

A Just Response to Genocide?

Inigo Rooms, London

Events

Mon 24 March 6:30 - 8pm 2014, followed by reception

Rwanda 1994-2014: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Great Hall, King's College London

Events

Fri 21 March 6 - 7pm, followed by reception

Genocide Commemoration with Survivors Fund

King's College London Chapel, London

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

Events

14 March, 6:30 - 8pm

Panel discussion: John Akomfrah

Tate Britain, London

Commissions

Spacious Dub Ft Gretchen Cummings

We commissioned singer Gretchen Cummings to respond to the Congo Dialogues exhibition

Events

Thursday, 6 March 6.30–8pm

On Maud Sulter

Rivington Place, London

Events

Thursday 20 February, 7 - 9pm

Passion – Celebrating Maud Sulter

Rivington Place, London

Events

Saturday 22 February, 1pm start

Campaign Strategies: Four Talks on Self-Organised Activism

Rivington Place, London

Learning

Free gallery tours

Rivington Place, London

Events

Monday, 24 February 6 - 8.30pm

Film Screening & Q+A
Sven Augustijnen: Spectres

Rivington Place, London

Events

Saturday, 1 March 2 - 3pm

Curators’ Gallery Talk

Rivington Place, London

Events

Thursday, 27 February 2014 6.30pm

Film Screening & In Conversation
Sammy Baloji: Mémoire

Rivington Place, London

Events

Thursday, 6 February 6.30 - 8.30pm

Keynote Lecture & Roundtable
Photography and Violence

Rivington Place, London

Events

Tuesday 4 February 2014, 6pm

Exhibition talk:
‘When Harmony Went to Hell’

International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

Events

Saturday, 1 February 2 - 3pm

Curator’s Exhibition Tour

Rivington Place, London

Events

Thursday, 13 February 2014 6:30 - 8pm

Panel Discussion:
Politics of the Congo, Now and Then

Rivington Place, London

Events

Thursday 16 January, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Past event

Join us at the opening reception for Congo Dialogues: Sammy Baloji and Alice Seeley Harris at Rivington Place, London

Press

Lovers’ Rock: An Interview with John Goto

Oxford Culture Review

Press

John Goto interviewed by Photomonitor

On his current exhibition and new book

Learning

Album: A Creative Photography Project for Young People

An educational collaboration between the University of the Arts London and Autograph ABP

Archive | Press

Bandele “Tex” Ajetunmobi, Photographer

The Gentle Author for Spitalfields Life

Autograph ABP | Learning

Welcome Jemima Dentaah

Jemimah joins Autograph ABP as a volunteer

Learning

27 November 2013

University of Richmond visit

Students on a Post-Blackness in the UK course visited Autograph ABP

Residencies | Press

Kalpesh Lathigra residency

World Photography Organisation on this year's Autograph ABP artist-in-residence at Light Work

Residencies

Kalpesh Lathigra
2014 Autograph ABP Residency

Artist-in-residence at Light Work in Syracuse, NY

Exhibitions

24 January - 7 September 2014

Alice Seeley Harris
Brutal Exposure: the Congo

International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

Exhibitions

22 November - 21 December 2013

John Goto
1977: Lewisham and Belleville

Art Jericho Gallery, Oxford

Events

24 October 2013, 4 - 6pm

Vanguards of Culture: W.E.B. Du Bois, Photography and the Right to Recognition

The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard Univeristy, Boston

Events

Thursday 17 October, 6pm

The Legacies of Maud Sulter: Artist, Writer, Curator

Lecture at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

Exhibitions

27 September - 31 October 2013

The Autograph ABP Archive in Focus: Back in the Day

The Drum, Birmingham

Events

28 September, 11am - 4pm

Autograph ABP Photography Roadshow

The Drum, Birmingham

Exhibitions | Commissions

19 September - 24 November 2013

John Akomfrah
The Unfinished Conversation

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Press

James Barnor: Ever Young

Aesthetica Magazine review 

Exhibitions | Commissions

26 October 2013 - 23 March 2014

John Akomfrah
The Unfinished Conversation

Tate Britain, London

Exhibitions | Archive

3 & 4 August 2013, all day

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

Archive | Research & Development

Congo reform photography archive digitisation

Autograph ABP is currently digitising the the Harris Lantern Slide Collection (c. 1904)

Exhibitions

16 January - 7 March 2014

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

Rivington Place, London

Archive | Research & Development

Vron Ware negatives digitally preserved

Archive of photographs documenting protests, anti-fascist movements and cultural resistance in the UK

Archive

Jamaica 1891 portfolio donated to the Archive

Archive

2 July - 3 November 2013

11 works loaned from the Archive to the exhibition Origins of the Afro Comb

Raphael Albert, James Barnor, Colin Jones and Maxine Walker

Archive

September 19 - December 5, 2013

Three Rotimi Fani-Kayode prints loaned from the Archive

For the exhibition Glyphs: Acts of Inscription at Pitzer Art Galleries, Claremont, California

Archive

25 April - 24 August 2013

James Barnor print loaned from the Archive

For the exhibition Virtual / Material: Logbuch Fashion at Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany

Press

El retratista de las chicas negras del ‘Swinging London’

Helena Celdrán reviews Ever Young: James Barnor for 20minutos

Archive | Publications | Learning

Autograph ABP
Archive Learning Resource

Cross-curricular teaching in Art & Design, History and Citizenship at Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Archive | Image Bank | Research & Development

New Image Bank

Autograph ABP is currently developing a major new website for our Image Bank and Archive & Research Centre

Exhibitions | Commissions | Press

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

Ceasefire reviews The Unfinished Conversation

Archive | Research & Development

The Missing Chapter

This project aims to augment the photographic narratives of migration and cultural diversity in relation to Britain’s colonial history

Press

Bradford Community Broadcasting Radio interview

Claire Kearns talks with Pippa Oldfield of Impressions Gallery, about the Ever Young: James Barnor exhibiton

Exhibitions

5 July - 31 August, 2013

James Barnor
Ever Young

Impressions Gallery, Bradford

Events | Opportunities

Sounding Board with James Barnor

Impressions Gallery, Bradford

Events

10 August 2013, 3pm

Summer Party with James Barnor

Impressions Gallery, Bradford

Events

10 August 2013, 2pm

James Barnor
Artist Talk

Impressions Gallery, Bradford

Archive | Autograph ABP

We welcome Adelaide Bannerman in her new role at Autograph ABP

We're pleased to be working with Adelaide again, in her new role as Archive Project Coordinator 

Publications

Dennis Morris: Growing Up Black

Limited edition book with 10" x 12" silver gelatin print signed by Dennis Morris

Archive | Press | Autograph ABP

Art Archives of the British Culture

ArtMuseum Korea profiles the Archive & Research Centre

Exhibitions | Commissions | Press

Find out just who we all are

Mark Patterson reviews The Unfinished Conversation for The Nottingham Post

Exhibitions | Commissions | Press

John Akomfrah film places cultural theorist Stuart Hall in spotlight

Mark Sheerin reviews The Unfinished Conversation for Culture 24

Events

Saturday 22 June, 12pm

Gallery Tour of The Unfinished Conversation

New Arts Exchange, Nottingham

Exhibitions

Exhibition dates extended!

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

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

Events

14 & 15 June 2013

New Ways of Seeing: Curation, Institutions & Cultural Memory

Conference at John Moores University, Liverpool

Publications | Research & Development

Forthcoming book

Syd Shelton
Rock Against Racism

Research & Development

Mario Cravo Neto
A Serene Expectation of Light

Cravo Neto’s photographs shed light on the deeply spiritual and idiosyncratic lives of the people of Bahia, Brazil

Research & Development

Forthcoming exhibition project

Maud Sulter research

Exhibitions | Commissions

10 May - 14 July 2013

John Akomfrah
The Unfinished Conversation

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Autograph ABP

Welcome Lucy Keany

Lucy joins Autograph ABP as Office Administrator

Events

8 June 2013, 11am - 5pm

Stuart Hall & John Akomfrah: Creating Monument Symposium

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Events

Saturday 1 June, 12pm

Gallery Tour of The Unfinished Conversation

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Exhibitions

22 May - 23 June 2013

Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen
Promised Land

Dilston Grove, London

Autograph ABP | Learning

Welcome Lwam Tesfay

Lwam joins Autograph ABP as an intern for May 2013

Publications | Shop

Roma: Europe is Ours

Our latest newspaper

Archive | Autograph ABP | Learning

Ashley Lumb
Photographic Archive and Collections intern

Events

Tuesday 21 May 2013, 6:30pm

Monica Ross and Co-Recitors
Act 55 of Anniversary - an act of memory

Dilston Grove, London

Image Bank

Neil Kenlock licensed to promote conference

Decolonizing the 'Cold' War: Black Body Europe Body Politics as a Fanonian Struggle, Berlin

Events

10 May, 7pm - 8pm

John Akomfrah in conversation

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Archive

Lola Flash
New in the archive

Archive | Autograph ABP

Autograph ABP secures major investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Second award to continue our critical mission in promoting Britain’s black photographic heritage

Exhibitions | Research & Development

12 February - 11 May 2014

Rotimi Fani-Kayode
Retrospective

Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town

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Archive

James Barnor exhibition loan

Print loaned from the Archive for upcoming exhibition at Iwalewa Haus, Universitaet Bayreuth, Germany

Shop

Rotimi Fani-Kayode Vintage Exhibition Poster

Rare original poster

Autograph ABP

Autograph ABP receives award from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for innovative public programme

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Archive

Arlene Gottfried in the Archive

Publications | Research & Development

Forthcoming book

Adriana Groisman
Voices of the Tempest: Traces and Memories of the Falklands / Malvinas War

Archive | Image Bank

Bandele “Tex” Ajetunmobi

Portraits from London's East End, 1950s to 80s

Research & Development

New film production, 2014

Clovis Salmon
Sam the Wheels

Unique film archive of 1960s - 80s Brixton

Research & Development

Forthcoming project

The Caribbean Photo Archive

Publications | Shop

Rotimi Fani-Kayode: Limited Edition Book & Print

Box set with rare hardcover first edition book and print

Autograph ABP

Mark Sealy awarded MBE

Our Director Mark Sealy has been awarded an MBE for services to photography

Exhibitions | Press

Human Rights (And Wrongs) In Focus At Ryerson

Daniela Porat reviews Human Rights Human Wrongs for Canadian Art

Exhibitions | Press

Human Rights Human Wrongs exhibit shines light on Civil Rights Movement

Review by Ryan B Patrick, Canada Arts Connect

Exhibitions | Press

Ryerson exhibit opens window to Human Rights Human Wrongs

Review by Joanne Hill, The Jewish Tribune

Archive | Publications

The Archive in Focus: Back in the Day

Out now in print or free PDF download

Events

24 January 2013

Mark Sealy
The Organ that Weeps: Photography and Violence

Kodak Lecture at Ryerson Image Center, Toronto, Canada