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, heritage lottery
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
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
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
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