1970s, activism, anti-racism, archive, archives, art, austerity, award, battle of lewisham, books, brick lane, camerawork, camerawork magazine, catalogues, central saint martins, collaboration, collectives, community, community photography, cotton industry, daniel meadows, derek smith, design, documentary, east london, ebay, exhibition, film, filmmaking, format19, four corners, half moon gallery, halfmoon photography workshop, heritage, housing
This month we enjoyed working with a talented group of students from Central Saint Martins' Culture, Criticism and Curation MA.
Posted on 4th May 2020 at 12:00am
When George Plemper was a teacher at Thamesmead School in South London, he began photographing his students. These children had been written off by many as ‘problem kids’, but through photography, George found a way to instil them with confidence and help others see them in the same positive light he did.
After leaving teaching, George took these images to Ed Barber and Mike Goldwater, and they became the basis for the Half Moon Photography Touring Show ‘Lost at School’. Forty years later, George talks to us about this project.
Posted on 5th November 2019 at 12:00am
Nick Hedges’ exhibition ‘Factory Photographs’ was shown at the Half Moon Gallery in 1978. The exhibition was a documentary study in text and images of factories in the Midlands. We spoke to Nick about the project and how it shaped his views on photography.
Posted on 4th October 2019 at 12:00am