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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

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

Photomontage Then and Now

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Thursday, 20 September, 2018

6.30 – 8.30pm, Four Corners Gallery

Collaged pictures or political weapons?

Acclaimed artists Peter Kennard and Loraine Leeson will be joining us in the gallery along with writer David Evans to discuss all things photomontage. We will be exploring the history, techniques and effects of photomontage, from darkroom collages to digital manipulation.

A fantastic event for anybody interested in the art of protest, radical culture or community activism. 

Places are free but booking is essential.
Register here. 


Posted on 2nd August 2018 at 12:00am

TAGS: photomontage, protest, community, activism, politics, art