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Autograph's Gallery is Open

POSTED: 23 June 2021

Autograph's gallery in Hackney, London reopened on 23 June with two exhibitions highlighting identity and neurodiversity — and new measures in place to help ensure a safe visit for everyone. We can't wait to see you again.


Rivington Place
London, EC2A 3BA


To maintain social distancing, visitors are asked to book a free, timed ticket in advance.

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Wed and Fri: 11am - 6pm
Thu: 11am - 9pm
Sat: 12pm - 6pm

Autograph is a place to see things differently. Since 1988, we have championed photography that explores issues of race, identity, representation, human rights and social justice, sharing how photographs reflect lived experiences and shape our understanding of ourselves and others.

Although our gallery temporarily closed in March 2020 due to Covid-19, Autograph as an organisation remained very much open. We created content to share online, alongside our  programmes of ground-breaking exhibitions, events, projects, workshops, books and more. We're delighted to welcome you back to visit us in person from 23 June, and you’ll also see more from us digitally in the future too.

At our gallery, we've introduced a number of changes to help ensure a safe experience for everyone, including asking visitors to book free, timed tickets before their visit. To plan your visit and find out more, have a look at our Visit Us page and you can book tickets here.

Everyone is welcome at Autograph, and you can expect a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere during your visit. We can't wait to see you again. Here's what's on:


Placing himself at the centre of his work, Sharif Persaud explores identity through his experience of contemporary life and autism. He is a part of the collective of neurodiverse artists and activists at Project Art Works, who have been shortlisted for The Turner Prize 2021. 
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Based in Hackney, Submit to Love Studios is home to a collective of self-taught artists — all of whom have survived brain injury. This exhibition features new work by 23 Studio artists, using Autograph’s unique collection of photography as inspiration for textile works.

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Can you spare a few moments? Autograph is carrying out a survey to better understand who our digital audiences are. The survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete. Anything you tell us will be kept confidential, is anonymous and will only be used for research purposes.

The information you provide will be held by Autograph and The Audience Agency, who are running the survey on our behalf. In compliance with GDPR, your data will be stored securely and will only be used for the purposes it was given.

You can take the survey here. Thank you!

Images, from top: 1) Sharif Persaud: Have You Ever Had exhibition at Autograph. Curated by Mark Sealy. Photograph courtesy Zoë Maxwell. 2) Sharif Persaud, film still from The Mask, 2017. Courtesy of Project Art Work. 3) Brian Searle, Unidentified Sitter [detail], 2020. Courtesy Submit To Love Studios / Headway East London.