Send us your photos and help us celebrate what Hackney means to its communities
On the relationships between machine learning and issues of social exclusion, discrimination and human rights
Creative activities for children, families and teenagers at our gallery in Hackney this August ☀️
The artist discusses her work using female-centred science fiction as inspiration to explore possible futures
Take a virtual tour of Autograph's new exhibition, contemplating Afrodiasporic people's relationships to the land and colonial pasts
A conversation with artist Poulomi Basu exploring trauma, self-care and worldbuilding
A discussion about the work of representation in cultural institutions
Virtually visit Poulomi Basu's deeply emotive and powerful exhibition at Autograph
On taking creative time, space and inspiration - Thompson Hall reflects on the first month of his residency at Autograph
A pilgrimage to the Turner Prize 2021 exhibition: on contemporary art, acts of solidarity and disability rights
Collaboratively composed music journals, concerned with the futurity and living histories of diasporic people
Evan Ifekoya, reflects on the photographic work of Rotimi Fani-Kayode and Maud Sulter
New exhibitions by artists Poulomi Basu and Sutapa Biswas – exploring the ripple effects of complex journeys and turbulent pasts
Watch back the conversation with our friends at Future Hackney, sharing our communities' stories
Reflecting on the wider contexts of the Covid-19 crisis
Bringing Autograph's gallery straight to you - virtually visit our current exhibition and see works by ten artists responding to the Covid-19 crisis
Writer Jason Okundaye reflects on pleasure activism and the photographic work of Ajamu X
Photography books, postcards and more, up to 80% off 🎁
Watch: artists Othello De'Souza-Hartley and Ope Lori in conversation with students at London College of Communication
Introducing the work of 7 disabled, neurodiverse and barrier-facing artists involved in our Transforming Leadership project
Watch back our livestream with Tina M. Campt, Jenn Nkiru and Zoé Whitley, exploring the implications and possibilities of a Black gaze
Watch back this series of talks highlighting the importance of centring marginalised voices and storytelling in photography
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Colin Jones, acclaimed photographer and great friend of Autograph
Watch back two of our online events, on the ways collaboration and collective art making can develop a more inclusive creative sector.
On Autograph's creative platform for care and collaboration, and the work of detoxifying masculinities in arts & education
PILOT artists share their work from the end of "the year that wasn’t"
Alberto Duman takes us on a speculative journey via Angela Davis and Octavia Butler, to reflect on 'the future'
Mariama Attah considers the roles of stereotypes, beauty, Blackness and resistance in Maxine Walker’s photographic practice.
Historically, the art world has not recognised or valued the work of neurodivergent artists. Text by Sonia Boué.
Members of Submit to Love Studios take you through their exhibition Common Threads at Autograph
Watch the new film introducing our current exhibition, Have You Ever Had, by Sharif Persaud
New family art activities, to welcome in the summer ☀️
Art students at Central Saint Martins explore issues of identity and representation
Watch this short film for a behind the scenes glimpse of the making of the works in our Common Threads exhibition
July is Disability Pride Month, and we're sharing a new film about Submit To Love Studios — home to a group of artists living with a brain injury
Writer Selina Nwulu considers the issues that bind the struggles for racial and climate justice
Watch an open conversation between Black men of multiple generations and backgrounds
We've reopened with two exhibitions highlighting identity and neurodiversity
The artist speaks with Bindi Vora about the process of producing his new commission
Writer and curator Loren Hansi Gordon responds to Karl Ohiri's new work
The artist speaks with Autograph's director Mark Sealy about notions of home, family and heritage.
Lola Young responds to Sonal Kantaria's new artist commission.
Anne McNeill considers Joy Gregory's new commission and the importance of creative acts of self-care in the global pandemic.
The artist speaks with Mark Sealy
Our latest book, From Here to Eternity, has been jointly awarded the 2021 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award
Can rights offer true liberation when issues of structural racism and injustice are so prevalent in our society?
Artist and filmmaker Campbell X speaks with the artist about her newly commissioned films
Autograph's senior curator Renée Mussai reflects on Ope Lori’s transgressive double performance in her artist commission
The artist speaks with Bindi Vora during the process of making her new artist commission
Krasimira Butseva reflects on how actions performed in isolation became rituals for survival in Silvia Rosi's new commission
How can we record our histories in a way that keeps them active and alive?
The artist speaks with Mark Sealy about her practice
Curator Tarini Malik responds to Poulomi Desai's new artist commission
Your photographs on the theme Hackney Is Home 📸
Considering the politics of representation, disability and the black body
The artist speaks with Mark Sealy about his new commission
The artist speaks with Bindi Vora about her newly commissioned film
Reflecting on Mohini Chandra's commission, and how the pandemic may shape our understanding of the past, present and future
The artist speaks with Renée Mussai about her new commission
On imperial legacies and structural inequalities in response to Aida Silvestri’s artist commission
The artist speaks with Renée Mussai about using his creative practice to reflect and mediate grief
Reflecting on the shape of time, loss and grief in Othello De'Souza-Hartley's new commission
Autograph's senior curator Renée Mussai introduces our latest artist commissions in a new curatorial essay
Download free activity worksheets and make-along with our instructional videos – suitable for all ages and abilities
Send us your photos and help celebrate Hackney’s communities 📸
We're lighting up the Old Street Digital Canvas with artworks by young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds
Reflections on building an alternative arts course in a pandemic
Couldn’t join us for this conversation among socially engaged artists? Watch it back here
Learn about Sunil Gupta's photography and activism
"I could escape into spaces full of beauty, live in stories where I could be powerful"
New video on our blog
Lose yourself (or, perhaps, find yourself) in this playlist curated by Mark Sealy
Roy Mehta’s photographs capture the Afro-Caribbean and Irish communities of Brent
Autograph’s Bindi Vora picks the projects and artists that made an impression on her
Sunil Gupta discusses his life, photography and activism - watch the video here
Couldn’t make the event? Watch the conversation with artist Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle here
Download free activity worksheets and make-along with our instructional videos
Our friends Project Art Works are joint winners of The Jarman Award 2020, including Persaud’s film The Mask
"All my works are in ways reflections of various guises of myself"
How dialogue and networks are important to effecting change within academic and cultural institutions
Watch a series of conversations about care and community during Covid-19
Centralia has won the Rencontres d'Arles Louis Roederer Discovery Award Jury Prize
How the Caribbean Social Forum reimagined exchanges between members to fight the isolation of lockdown
Watch a new film with Sunil Gupta, a personal tour of his major retrospective exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery
Mark Sealy and Karen McQuaid explore the artist's work and career. Watch the full video here
How is the past recollected? Introducing our latest book, of artist Sunil Gupta's personal archive
Creative engagement to support young homeless people during the Covid-19 pandemic
Shortlisted for the 2020 Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
Why alternative platforms are urgent now for arts education
Couldn’t make the event? Watch the video here
"Collaborative acts can foster connection across difference ... and challenge prevailing hierarchies"
We speak to All Change about how vulnerable community groups are engaging with art during Covid-19
Bindi Vora speaks to Wahid about the power of family albums to unlock the past
How we built an inclusive workshop programme for families with children with SEND, and continued after Covid-19
Download our free worksheets packed with ideas for creative play - for all ages and abilities
Watch our interview with ActionSpace, discussing how Covid-19 has impacted artists with learning disabilities
Watch the video from this impassioned and important discussion
A collaborative snapshot of lives in isolation, told through personal objects. Watch the film here
Missed this online event? Watch it here
Autograph has commissioned ten artists to create new work, responding to the wider context of the Covid-19 crisis
Watch a video diary with artist Sharif Persaud, a bi-weekly record of connection
Call for online event proposals, deadline is 10am on 1 July
New work created by art students during the seismic shifts of lockdown and pandemic
Autograph is carrying out a new survey to better understand our digital audience
Bindi Vora is mesmerised by Singh’s moving still image Mona and Myself
Download our newspaper dedicated to the pioneering photographer
Renée Mussai reflects on the legendary photographer
“We are, many of us, in a self-contained annex, often with a phone in hand”
Autograph’s Senior Curator Renée Mussai pays tribute to the late Nevil Hartley
New photobook to add to your lockdown reading list
Covid-19 got in the way of our plans to exhibit this film at Autograph, now you can watch it online
“Black young people with autism are rarely represented in the public arena”
We’ve donated 200 photography books to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital
These photographs by Sonal Kantaria and Sangita Mistry feel more relevant than ever
Booking is now open for workshops in Jan - Apr 2020
Autograph is taking part in a two day event about neurodiversity, art and the politics of inclusion
More than 400 people joined us for the launch of Autograph's new exhibitions
We have 10 free tickets available for artist educators to attend our upcoming conference on rights and arts engagement
Chris Miller is an artist at Submit to Love Studios in Hackney – a collective of artists, all of whom have survived brain injuries. As part of our March Thursday Late event in collaboration with the studio, he reviews Boswell's powerful exhibition at Autograph.
Cecil's work will be on display at our March #ThursdayLate
In the run-up to our Thursday Late event in collaboration with Submit to Love Studios, we take a closer look at the work of Sam Jevon
A member of the Submit to Love Studios collective, Affiong's work will be on display at our March #ThursdayLate
Mohammed's work will be on display at our Thursday Late event on 7 March
Autograph is launching a new series of monthly workshops at our gallery in Shoreditch
Have your photographic work reviewed by established photographers, influencers and curators from within the industry
We're developing a new exhibition with youth homeless charity Accumulate - and participants attended their first workshops at Autograph
Have your event, launch, meeting or activity at our iconic building in Shoreditch, London. We offer unique and versitile spaces for hire.
The New Pre-Raphaelites - an Autograph commission - will feature in the largest-ever LGBT Asian contemporary art exhibition
We welcomed Black Girl Meetup to our gallery in Shoreditch, to see Autograph's new exhibition by Phoebe Boswell
Are you a creative practitioner? Propose your event or activity to take place at Autograph in our 2019 open call
Artimage looks back at 2018's top art stories - including our exhibition The Duppy Conqueror And Other Stories
Inspired by our exhibition of work by young London photographers, local pupils created their own group portraits
Our gallery in Shoreditch, London will be closed from Sunday 23 December - Tuesday 1 January. See you in 2019!
In a new video by HENI Talks, hear some of the ways the framing of black identity through history has hindered, obscured and liberated the lives of many people across the globe
More than 200 people joined us at the opening night of Phoebe Boswell's exhibition The Space Between Things
Listen to Lyrispect's original poem The Reclamation - created in response to our touring exhibition by Zanele Muholi at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Students visited Autograph's archive, sparking complex discussions about how visual arts can affect change in our communities
At the opening night of our new exhibition by Phoebe Boswell - perfect for Christmas shopping
Saint John the Baptist Primary School joined us for a series of learning workshops
Watch Omar Victor Diop's interview with Focus on Africa about his recent exhibition at Autograph
We have some fabulous leased offices available at Rivington Place
A powerful image, taken when both Rachel and the sitter were 17
More than 200 people joined us at the opening of our student exhibition
Courtney Jelley addresses disability in her work, on display now in Young London Photographers: Common Ground
Young London Photographers: Common Ground opens tonight - we take a closer look at Chantae Henry's work addressing homelessness.
Autograph are looking for two practitioners to present at our upcoming Rights in Focus Network event on Saturday 8th December.
A passionate discussion about the experience of youth 'then and now'
Listen to the podcast from Brighter Futures' event at Autograph - debating the biggest issues faced by young migrants today
In light of the detention of Shahidul Alam in Bangladesh, an important discussion at The Photographers' Gallery, London on 4 November.
Inspired by our touring exhibition by Zanele Muholi, an afternoon of poetic proportions took place at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta
Autograph was proud to take part in Hackney Council's event celebrating the Windrush Generation
Thompson Hall, Andrew Omoding and Ian Wornast joined us for Thursday Late at the gallery, sharing and discussing their work.
Arpita will go to Syracuse, New York for the 2019 Light Work + Autograph Artist Residency
UK-wide mass exhibition in solidarity with Shahidul Alam
Inspired by our pop-up display, students have started their own archive and brought Victorian photographs to life with colour and symbols.
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