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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
In the early 1970s Tricia Widdison’s moved with her husband David to Toxteth, Liverpool, an area then wracked with economic stagnation and unemployment. Together they set about documenting their community. Tricia and David sought to represent the people of Toxteth from their own perspective, as an antidote to the romanticisation or castigation with which they were so often depicted.
Tricia's photographs formed the exhibition ‘Bedford St. Liverpool 8’, which opened at Half Moon Gallery in May 1973. We spoke to her about the project.
Posted on 3rd September 2019 at 12:00am
Posted on 28th February 2019 at 12:00am
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