LONDON, UK

Becoming Visible

Wed 7 Feb - Sun 3 Mar 2024

Free outdoor display

Who gets visibility in the public realm? What gets forgotten or rendered invisible? We're taking the results from Autograph's recent call for photos to Old Street Roundabout

Address

Old Street Digital Canvas,
Old Street Roundabout
London, EC1V 1JB

outdoor display

This is a free outdoor display.
You can see this 24 hours a day

ABOUT THE display

As part of Autograph’s 35th Anniversary celebrations we invited the public to respond to the theme of ‘Becoming Visible’. This call for photographs took inspiration from Autograph’s long-standing history of supporting artists who use photography to explore issues of identity and representation, considering questions such as: who gets visibility in the public realm, what gets forgotten or rendered (in)visible, how can photographs refuse erasure and act as documents which anchor a subject in a time and place?

We received over 1,000 brilliant images and we're delighted to share a selection in a new online gallery.

We're now taking eight of the photographs submitted to Old Street, a few minutes walk from Autograph's gallery. They will be broadcast six metres high on the Old Street Digital Canvas, located at one of London's busiest roundabouts.

preview the display

Irene Antonia Diane Reece, KIN, from the series Billie-James⁠, inkjet print with dried flowers, 2019

Artwork broadcast at Old Street Digital Canvas

Mustafah Abdulaziz, Caleb, 2023

Olivia Cooper, I Am My Mother, 2023

Semra Öcalmis, HairStory, 2023

Maggy Dago, Tiana & Juliette, from the series Fragments, Geneva, Switzerland, 2023

Artwork broadcast at Old Street Digital Canvas

Alexander Ikhide, Self-Portrait (Gesture Study #9), 2021

Thalente Khomo, Thalente, 2022

Artwork broadcast at Old Street Digital Canvas

Maira Ray, from the series Forgotten by the Renaissance, 2023

Artists in the display

Mustafah Abdulaziz
Olivia Cooper
Maggy Dago
Maira Ray
Alexander Ikhide
Thalente Khomo
Semra Öcalmis
Irene Antonia Diane Reece

view the online gallery

Becoming Visible

Twenty-seven images responding to the idea of 'Becoming Visible', selected by our panel of judges.

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Banner image: #BecomingVisible artwork broadcast at Old Street roundabout, featuring: Maggy Dago, Tiana & Juliette, from the series Fragments, Geneva, Switzerland, 2023

Images on page: all © and courtesy the artists.