We aim to help educators build confidence in teaching complex histories and enrich pupil's understanding of the intersections of race, visual culture and individual identity


Since 1988, Autograph has championed photography that explores issues of race, identity, representation, human rights and social justice.


Our staff work closely with teachers to co-develop free resources, activities, workshops and CPD opportunities that address gaps in representation within the curriculum.


Autograph's learning resources aim to build confidence in teaching complex histories and the intersections of race, culture and individual identity.


You can find resources aimed at KS2-5 through to FE and HE.


Our resources are cross curricular, addressing Art & Design, Photography, Media Studies, History, English, Geography, Sociology and Citizenship.


You can access Autograph's resources and learning programme in your classroom, online, and at our gallery in East London.


We aim to encourage curiosity and empathy within the classroom, foster visual literacy and provide pupils with a greater understanding of themselves and others.

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Bring your students to Autograph

Bring your class or group to Autograph for a free guided tour of our exhibitions, or book in a self-led visit. You can also request to use our Education Studio as part of your visit, perfect for self-led discussion or activities.

Request a free classroom resource

Bring photography into your classroom to facilitate discussions of identity, community and history. Request a copy of our Archive Resource or borrow an Exhibition in a Box.

Download an exhibition guide

A free downloadable resource to support self-led school visits to our current exhibition Ernest Cole: A Lens in Exile.

View our online galleries

Our online galleries share how photographs reflect lived experiences and shape our understanding of ourselves and others.

Virtually visit our exhibitions

VR tours can be viewed on your screen, phone or with a Google Cardboard type headset from home or in the classroom

Read interviews with artists

Read (and watch) Autograph's interviews with artists who use photography and film to highlight questions of race, representation, human rights and social justice.

Share professional tips

Our short videos by industry leaders demystify how to produce, edition and distribute photography.

get in touch

We'd like to hear from you! Have a question? Want to share with us what your students need? Feed back how Autograph can help build confidence in teaching complex histories? Or just want to keep in the loop? Join our Teachers Newsletter, or get in touch at learning@autograph-abp.co.uk

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Images, from top: 1 and 3) Autograph Learning Workshop. 2) Guided Exhibition Tour. 3) Wilfred Ukpong, By And by, I Will Carry This Burden of Hope, Till the Laments of my Child is Heard #2, 2017. 4) Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Adebiyi, 1989. 5) Armet Francis: Beyond the Black Triangle exhibition at Autograph. 22 September 2023 - 20 January 2024. Curated by Mark Sealy. Photograph by Kate Elliott. 6) Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Here to be caught [detail], 2019. From the series Second Nature. 7) Zoe Whitley, as part of Autograph's video series for In A Different Light, 2017.