10 - 22 October 2017 @ Lewisham Library
Autograph ABP’s Exhibition in a Box is on display in Lewisham, giving local residents the chance to see rare photographic portraits of African, Caribbean and South Asian lives in Victorian Britain.
In partnership with Lewisham Library and Information Service, we are bringing these portraits, previously unseen for over 125 years, out of the archive for the community to explore.
Tuesday 24 October, 6.30 - 8.30PM @ Autograph ABP
To mark the closing of Zanele Muholi’s Somnyama Ngonyama exhibition at Autograph ABP, this panel will bring together scholars, artists, curators and activists to explore politics of self-portraiture in relation to themes of vulnerability and defiance.
Invited speakers will discuss their personal readings of select portraits in Muholi’s Somnyama Ngonyama series and link them to wider socio-political and (art)historical trajectories.
21 October - 17 December 2017 @ Side Gallery
As its contribution to Tyneside's Freedom City 2017 Side Gallery presents a focused exploration of key works by the great African American photographer Gordon Parks. The works selected for this exhibition highlight the struggle African Americans endured whilst fighting for equality in America, a struggle that concerned Parks throughout his long and astonishing photographic career.