what we do
Established in 1988, Autograph’s mission is to champion the work of artists who use photography and film to highlight questions of race, representation, human rights and social justice.
Through doing so, we invite people to explore the creative and critical power of visual representation, in shaping our understanding of ourselves and of others.
Every year we engage hundreds of thousands of people locally, nationally and globally at our gallery in London, digitally and through projects in partner spaces.
To foster informed enquiry and personal creative development, promote respect for and appreciation of difference, encourage empathy and reciprocity in our partnerships and interactions and act ethically towards people and the environment.
These values inform our professional practice, activities and how we work both internally and externally.
our building rivington place
Autograph is located at Rivington Place in Hackney, London. Our iconic building was designed by Sir David Adjaye and is England’s first permanent public space dedicated to diversity in the visual arts. It houses gallery spaces, pop up cinema facilities, an education studio and Autograph's photographic collection.
We use 100% green energy at Rivington Place, powered by renewable wind sources with zero carbon emissions.