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Out of the Archives: online talks programme

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Our new online talks series explores how photography archives can both document the past and inspire the present. 

We’ll hear from organisations and artists working with archives to share untold stories, initiate new work and catalyse community projects. 

Thursdays throughout February, 6.30 - 8.00pm  


Revisiting Radical Community Photography | 11 February | 6.30 - 8.00pm 

A closer look at the radical, youth-led photography projects recording South and East London in the 1970s and 1980s.

We’ll be joined by photographer Paul Carter, who will be discussing the influential Blackfriars Photography Project, as well as the more recent SE1 Stories initiative, led by a group of activists who are documenting and celebrating the history of community action around Waterloo and North Southwark.

Also joining us are Andrew Woodyatt and Tamara Stoll to talk about the Rio Cinema Archive. They will be sharing their discovery, documentation and publication of a vast collection of images produced by the Rio Cinema’s Tape/Slide Newsreel Group, which gave a voice to unemployed young people in Hackney, and now offers a fascinating insight into the era.

Register here 


Photographers in the Archives | 18 February | 6.30 - 8.00pm

We'll be joined by Heather Agyepong, Anita Corbin and Ingrid Pollard to discuss their work revisiting and reactivating photography archives.  

Register here



Collecting Stories of Everyday Life | 04 February 

Lisa Der Weduwe from the Museum of Youth Culture and Geoff Broadway from the Living Memory Project joined us to discuss their work collecting and sharing vernacular photography archives. 

Watch a recording of the event here

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This talks programme is made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council's Culture Recovery Fund.

It is part of our Heritage Fund supported project Hidden Histories, which is evolving Four Corners Archive into an active site for public events, study, socially-engaged practice and collaboration

Posted by Ruby Rees-Sheridan on 10th February 2021 at 12:00am

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