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Women's History Month Events

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Our online talks series is exploring how photography archives can both document the past and inspire the present. 

We are back with a new programme for Women's History Month, bringing together a range of brilliant speakers to discuss feminist film and photography. 


Posted on 18th March 2021 at 12:00am

Out of the Archives: online talks programme

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Our new online talks series explores how photography archives can both document the past and inspire the present. 

We’ll hear from organisations and artists working with archives to share untold stories, initiate new work and catalyse community projects. 

Thursdays throughout February, 6.30 - 8.00pm  


Posted on 10th February 2021 at 12:00am

TAGS: online, talk

Radical Visions: Camerawork Revisited

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We are delighted to be showing at FORMAT19 International Photography Festival.  Our exhibition reactivates the archives of Camerawork magazine, situating its radical approach within the context of our current social and political moment.  

The exhibition explores Camerawork's focus on 'history from below': working lives and communities, protest movements and the use of photography in oppositional culture.  Archival touring exhibition posters are shown alongside.  

Our own era of austerity and Brexit has seen a revitalised interest in socially-engaged photography. Camerawork Revisited brings together archival material with recent work by six documentary photographers.  Curated by Four Corners in collaboration with Invisible Britain, with artists Rob Clayton, Joanne Coates, Les Monaghan, J A Mortram, Nicola Muirhead and Fiona Yaron-Field.

The exhibition runs at Pickford's House, Derby, 15 March-4 May. 


Posted on 18th March 2019 at 12:00am

TAGS: format19, photography, austerity, activism, community, politics

Radical Archives for the Future: networks and collaboration


Friday 28 September, 2018 
15:00 - 17:30, Four Corners Gallery

How might archives of radical film and photography work together, collaborate and create future networks?  

Could a network of archival collections support future research and exhibition?  

Join us for a lively discussion into the future possibilities of radical film and photography archives. Presentations from the Four Corners & Camerawork archive and Jo Spence & Terry Dennett collection at Birkbeck, followed by drinks and a final opportunity to view the Radical Visions exhibition at Four Corners Gallery before it closes on 29 September.


Posted on 24th September 2018 at 12:00am

TAGS: archives, heritage, film, photography

Community Photography in the 1970s

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Thursday, 27 September, 2018

6.30 – 8.30pm, Four Corners Gallery

 

Our central concern in photography is not ‘Is it art?’ but, ‘Who is it for?’

Jo Spence, ‘The Politics of Photography’, Camerawork Issue 1 (1976)

How did community photography work in practice?

Join us for a lively discussion with Judy Harrison, Janine Wiedel and Philip Wolmouth, three documentary photographers whose work engages with issues of community and representation.

Places are free but booking is essential.
Register here.


Posted on 4th August 2018 at 12:00am

TAGS: community, community photography, social, political, documentary, 1970s