Young London Photographers: Common Ground

Tues 4 Feb 2020
6 - 8PM


About the EVENT

Join us for the launch of our student showcase Common Ground - and see new work by young London photographers responding to the shifting political and cultural climate they live in.

The artists in Common Ground take an autobiographical approach in their practice, exploring issues around sexual identity, communities and race.

This is our sixth annual student showcase, featuring artists aged 16 to 19 who have worked with Autograph and UAL Insights in our Album programme.

Album provides access to professional artists, curators and mentors, as well as Autograph's archive - supporting a new generation of photographers interrogating their own stories and identities. 


Rivington Place



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Young London Photographers: Common Ground

Wed 5 - Sat 15 Feb 2020

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About Album

This is the sixth year of the Album programme - an outreach project by Autograph and University of the Arts London's Insights Programme.

Each year, Album offers young people from sixth form and further education colleges the opportunity to work with artists, photographers and curators to develop their practice and create new work. The programme is inspired by the notion of the family album, with its intimate, personal and revealing visual records

Based at London College of Communication, the students collaborated on assignments which introduced them to a range of photographic genres and techniques.

The 2020 Album showcase celebrates the students’ ambitious ideas as they create their own photographic narratives and find their place in contemporary practice.


Sumaiya Ahmed, Fatimah Al-Zahraa Zahmoul, Madalina Anghel, T’Shan Barnes, Khamin Black, Holly Chung, Leigha Cohen, Tonya Elizabeth James, Kimberley Lee, Shakyrah Lodge, Benedicte Lungwa-Loussi, Thomas Norris, Nasteh Othman, Luisa Petti, Greta Pozaricka, Elizabeth Seymour, Filip Skiba, Michelle Sliwowska, Greta Stepanyan, Genesis Tennison

Rivington Place, home of Autograph


Everyone is welcome at Autograph. You can expect a friendly and inclusive experience during your visit. Our building is accessible, with step-free access to all spaces. Accessible, unisex toilets are on all floors.

This event will be mainly standing, and will likely be crowded and noisy at times. Benches will be in the gallery for seating. 

Click here to download Autograph's detailed Access Guide, with photographs of the building

If you would like a social narrative or sensory map for this event, please get in touch and we will create one for you.

Have any questions? We would love to hear from you, contact us at 020 7729 9200 or email


Everyone is welcome to our exhibition openings. These events are popular, and we ask visitors to RSVP in advance to help manage numbers. You do not have to book a ticket to attend this event.

This opening will be in Gallery 1 on the ground floor. This is an informal event, you can arrive and leave at any time.

After the launch event, Common Ground will be open from 5 - 15 February 2020. 

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This is a free event, and we ask attendees to book a free ticket (RSVP) in advance to manage numbers. You do not have to book a ticket to attend this event. At busy times, there may be a queue to get into the building or gallery spaces, this is to ensure the safety of our visitors and the artwork on display.


Free tickets to this event can be booked on this webpage, on Eventbrite, on Autograph's Facebook page for the event, by phoning Autograph at 020 7729 9200, or by emailing Tickets to Autograph's events are only available through Eventbrite, Autograph, and Autograph's Facebook page. Tickets obtained unofficially via social media or other platforms may not be genuine.


Please note that photography and filming will take place at this event. Images from this event may be used by Autograph and external press for marketing and promotional use, including: printed and online publicity, social media, press releases, or other use.


Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
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Images, from top: 1) Benedicte Lungwa-Loussi, from Golden, 2019-20. 2) Fatimah Al-Zahraa Zahmoul, from The Regal Britarabasian Hybrid [detail], 2019-20. 3) Nasteh Othman, from Bond, 2019-20. 4) Entrance to Rivington Place, home of Autograph. Photograph by Zoë Maxwell.