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Behind the Lens: Paul Trevor

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On 13 August 1977, the far-right National Front attempted to march from New Cross to Lewisham, leading to a violent confrontation with counter demonstrators and the police. 

Remembered today as the Battle of Lewisham, it was the first time that the National Front were prevented from marching, and the first time that riot shields were deployed by UK police.

Camerawork founder-member Paul Trevor was one of the many photographers present that day. The events, and how they were documented, became the focus of the first special issue of the magazine.  We spoke to Paul about how it came to be. 

 


Posted on 1st August 2019 at 12:00am

TAGS: battle of lewisham, photography, photojournalism, national front, anti-racism, protest, lewisham, police violence, police

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

Half Moon Photography Workshop: the inside story

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Sat, July 21, 2018

3:00 – 5:00pm, Four Corners Gallery

Join early members Mike Goldwater, Paul Trevor and Jenny Matthews for a discussion about the history of the Half Moon Photography Workshop, touring exhibitions and the radical magazine Camerawork.

Places are free but booking is essential.  Book your place here


Posted on 4th July 2018 at 12:00am

TAGS: talk, camerawork, halfmoon photography workshop, photography, collectives, 1970s, half moon gallery, ron mccormick, jenny matthews, mike goldwater, paul trevor