Family Mindful Photography Workshops

Wednesdays, 10 – 31 August 10am – 12pm or 2 – 4pm


Get creative this summer holiday at our free photography workshop


This activity is for children aged 4 - 13 and their families


Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA, UK

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This summer holiday, bring the kids to Autograph for a free family photography workshop! Parents/carers and their children can get creative together through playful art activities at our gallery in Hackney, London.

Family Mindful Photography Workshops are an inclusive photography project led by artist Pierre Bureau. No previous experience with photography or art is required, simply bring any kind of camera (a smart phone or tablet works great) and join in. All other materials will be supplied for free at the workshop. This workshop will involve a short trip across the road to photograph in the gardens of Shoreditch Church.

We'll be inspired by Autograph's current exhibition 
Monica de Miranda: The Island. The workshop is aimed at 4 - 13 year olds and their families, however siblings of all ages are invited to come along and get involved. Everyone will be introduced to the art of photography, build skills and confidence, and have fun.

Have any questions about the activities or your visit? We'd love to hear from you. Get in touch with us at

Parents/carers will need to stay with their children during the workshop.

Join in! workshop dates and times

We are running two workshops each day, from 10am - 12pm, and 2 - 4pm on:

Wednesday 10 August
Wednesday 17 August
Wednesday 24 August
Wednesday 31 August

Book a free ticket to join us

Workshop leader

Pierre Bureau

Pierre is a French Ethiopian, award-winning, photographer living and working in London. He founded Mindful Photo Lab in 2020 to improve mental health with photography.  The Lab combines the everyday magic revealed by photography, with the self-knowledge and clarity offered by meditation.

Pierre developed his respect for meditative practices through travel to India, learning meditation, drinking chai in clay pots, and listening to Bollywood classics. He has first-hand used photography as a restorative tool when he experiences mental health problems, leading him on a path of mindfulness, allowing him to reconnect with reality and stay present in the moment.

Pierre teaches classes online and from his studio and has worked with organisations across London to provide opportunities for adults and families to engage in photography and wellbeing. He is motivated by the belief that photography can be a powerful tool for growth if used mindfully.

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Everyone is welcome at Autograph. We care about our visitors, staff, artists and community, and have measures in place to help ensure a safe visit for everyone. Have a look at our Visit Us page, it has full information about Covid-19 safety and accessibility at Autograph.


Bring a smartphone camera or any camera to take pictures on

families and children

Parents/carers will need to stay with their children during the workshop

Air conditioning

Whatever the weather, we'll keep cool in our air conditioned studio


Accessible VEnue

Autograph welcomes people with all types of disabilities


Step free

Our building and entrance is step free. A wheelchair accessible lift goes to all floors

air purifier

An air purifier will be in the room which filters more than 99.97% of particles

accessible toilets

Each floor has an accessible toilet. All toilets are single-occupancy and unisex

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Ticketing policy

Autograph's events are popular, and often sell out. We recommend booking a ticket in advance. This event is free, and seating is on a first-come first-seated basis. You do not need to bring your paper ticket to the event.

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Workshop images courtesy Pierre Bureau. Visit us image by Zoë Maxwell.