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Behind the Lens: Tricia Widdison

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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

TAGS: liverpool, poverty, housing, inner cities, documentary

Camerawork Magazines and more for sale!


We are delighted to have our own Ebay for Charity shop now where you can purchase back issues of Camerawork magazine, exhibition catalogues and more. New items being added all the time.

Please follow this link to purchase items and help support Four Corners work.


Posted on 28th February 2019 at 12:00am

TAGS: ebay, sales, camerawork, catalogues, books

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

Community Photography in the 1970s

Screen Shot 2018-08-03 at 13.26.52

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