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Mulberry School for Girls visit Common Ground exhibition

POSTED: 02 January 2019

Inspired by our exhibition of work by young London photographers, local pupils created their own group portraits

Autograph's extensive learning programme creates welcoming spaces for people to share experiences, make artwork and become inspired by contemporary photographers and our unique archive. We were proud to welcome pupils from Mulberry School for Girls to the gallery to explore our exhibition Young London Photographers: Common Ground.

The exhibition featured 16 to 19 year-old London photographers, responding to the shifting political and cultural climate they live in. Their autobiographical approach confronted urgent social issues around sexual identity, disability and homelessness.

Pupils were given a guided tour of the show for a deeper understanding of the themes in Common Ground and how the artists created their work. Inspired by the exhibition and its underlying theme of the family album, students created their own group portraits in Autograph's Studio.

Their visit was part of an extra-curricular photography project led by Bow Arts Trust. It was a great day with an insightful group of students - thank you to everyone who made it happen! 

About the exhibition

Young London Photographers: Common Ground

14 - 20 Nov 2018

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Autograph's learning programme for schools and teachers


TheYoung London Photographers: Common Ground exhibition is part of the Album - an outreach project by Autograph and University of the Arts London's Insights Programme


Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
UAL: University of the Arts London

Images, from top: 1) Pupils with Autograph's Education Programme Manager Ali. 2) Group portrait created by pupils from Mulberry School for Girls. 3) Rachel Velastegui, Amor. 2018. 4) Learning workshop at Autograph.