BACK IN THE DAY:
The Autograph Archive x Yardie

18 Aug - 2 Sept 2018
LONDON: HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE

Free entry

Photographs selected by Renée Mussai and Mark Sealy

HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE

270 Mare Street
London
E8 1HE


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About the exhibition

To celebrate the upcoming release of Idris Elba’s directorial debut YARDIE, Autograph is working with STUDIOCANAL to launch a free photographic exhibition at Hackney Picturehouse.

This display features twenty-five works from Autograph’s archive, a unique collection of photographs addressing critical politics of race and representation. The photographs - selected by Renée Mussai, Senior Curator and Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph - were produced by a diverse constituency of photographers from different cultural backgrounds who documented Britain’s Black communities in London during the 1970s and early 1980s.

YARDIE is in cinemas August 31st.

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ABOUT YARDIE

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Victor Headley, Yardie is a bold and exhilarating debut feature from Idris Elba.

Set in 1970s Kingston, Jamaica and 1980s Hackney, YARDIE centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen). After his older brother is murdered, D is taken under the wing of crime lord and music producer, King Fox. But when a turf war escalates in Kingston, King Fox dispatches D to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson) and hooks up with a soundclash crew. Before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime, he encounters the man who shot his brother and embarks on an explosive quest for retribution, which brings him into conflict with London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham).‎

FEATURED ARTISTS

Artists in The Autograph Archive x Yardie exhibition include:

Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi
Raphael Albert
Armet Francis
Colin Jones
Neil Kenlock
Dennis Morris
Charlie Philips
Syd Shelton

Music journalist Lloyd Bradley has written an introduction to the exhibition.

VISITING INFORMATION 

The Autograph Archive x Yardie is in The Gallery Bar on the 2nd floor at The Hackney Picturehouse.

Free entry, you do not need a cinema ticket to visit the exhibition. 

From the main entrance to Hackney Picturehouse, follow the signs to the exhibition.

ACCESSIBILITY

There is step-free access from the the street to the exhibition, and a lift to all floors. Accessible toilets are located on the ground, mezzanine and attic floors. 

Buggys and prams are welcome, baby change facilities are located on the mezzanine and attic floors.

exhibition In partnership with StudioCanal

STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, right acquisition, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series. STUDIOCANAL operates directly in all three major European markets, France, the United Kingdom and Germany, as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
www. studiocanal.co.uk
© STUDIOCANAL LIMITED THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION YARDIE LTD 2018

STUDIOCANAL
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Warp Films
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival
Island
68 IFB Panorama

Banner images: 1) Colin Jones, Untitled, from the series The Black House, 1973-1976. Courtesy Autograph. 2) Raphael Albert, Miss Black & Beautiful Sybil McLean with fellow contestants, Hammersmith Palais, London, 1972. Courtesy Autograph. 3) Armet Francis, Carnival Sound System, London. n.d. Courtesy Autograph. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. 4) Charlie Phillips, Westbourne Park Tube Station, London 1967. Courtesy Autograph. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. 5) Tex Ajentunmobi, Untitled, East End, London, 1970s. Courtesy Autograph.

Page images: 1) Raphael Albert, Miss Black & Beautiful Sybil McLean with fellow contestants, Hammersmith Palais, London, 1972. Courtesy Autograph.