Autograph, london

Young London Photographers:
Common Ground

5 - 15 Feb 2020

Free exhibition



Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA, UK

past exhibition

This exhibition is now closed. View our current exhibitions here


See new work by young London photographers, responding to the rapidly shifting political and social 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.

2020 artists

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

in the press


Filip Skiba, from The Fluid State: a Moment of Ease, 2019-20

Benedicte Lungwa-Loussi, from Golden, 2019-20.

Nasteh Othman, from Bond, 2019-20.

ABOUT album

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.


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Banner image: Fatimah Al-Zahraa Zahmoul, from The Regal Britarabasian Hybrid [detail], 2019-20. © the artist.

Exhibition preview: 1) Filip Skiba, from The Fluid State: a Moment of Ease, 2019-20. © the artist. 2) Benedicte Lungwa-Loussi, from Golden, 2019-20. © the artist. 3) Nasteh Othman, from Bond, 2019-20. © the artist.