Young London Photographers

14 - 20 Nov 2018

Free entry


Rivington Place



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About the exhibition

See new work by 16 to 19 year-old London photographers, responding to the shifting political and cultural climate they live in.

The artists have worked with Autograph and University of the Arts London's Insights Programme in our Album project. Album provides access to artists, curators, mentoring and Autograph's Archive - supporting a new generation of photographers interrogating their own stories and identities.

The work in Common Ground demonstrates a deep awareness of what binds these young Londoners together. Their autobiographical approach explores issues around sexual identity, disability and homelessness - confronting notions of safe and unsafe spaces.


Huck Magazine
Royal Photographic Society
Beast London
Elephant Magazine


Couch Surfing by Chantae Henry

A hidden facet of London's housing and homelessness crisis



Amor by Rachel Velastegui 

We take a look at the story behind this powerful image



Common Ground launch event

More than 200 people joined us at the exhibition opening on 13 Nov


An Rinceoir Briste – The Broken Dancer

Courtney Jelley addresses disability in her work in Common Ground


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 and Central Saint Martins, the students collaborated on assignments which introduced them to a range of photographic genres and techniques. The 2018 Album showcase celebrates the students’ ambitious ideas as they create their own photographic narratives and find their place in contemporary practice. 

2018 artists

Jannell Adufo
Frankie Busby
Farihah Chowdhury
Hayleth Dawkins
Sara Fathi
Saran Ford-White
Ryan Gabison
Jess Hadden-Hampson
Chantae Henry
Courtney Jelley
Karain Mpeti
Celina Priebe
Trey Robinson
Filip Skiba
Rihaz Uddin
Lisa Vasconcelos
Rachel Velastegui
Toby Wright
Erica Da Silva

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


Special thanks to this years Album tutors Eileen Perrier, Derek Wiafe, Othello De Souza Hartley, Shepherd Manyika.
Assisted by Jamain Gordon, Rory Sheridan, Ann Alagbe, Tharsini Mahendrakumar.

Banner images: 1) Rachel Velastegui, Amor. 2) Chantae Henry, Couch Surfing. 3) Rihaz Uddin, Retro Future. 4) Courtney Jelley, An Rinceoir Briste ~ The Broken Dancer~. 5) Sara Fathi. 6) Common Ground exhibition installation at Autograph, London. Photograph: Semen Sapaiev

Page images: 1) Chantae Henry, Couch Surfing. 2) Rachel Velastegui, Amor. 3)  Common Ground exhibition installation at Autograph, London. Photograph: Semen Sapaiev. 4) Courtney Jelley, An Rinceoir Briste ~ The Broken Dancer~. 5) Hayleth Dawkins, Observance (Convergence). 6) Gallery installation at Autograph, London. Photograph: Zoe Maxwell.