Autograph, London

Self-led Group Exhibition Visits

13 June – 12 October 2024


Primary KS 2-5 Sixth Form Secondary FE HE Community
Book a group visit

Visit two photography exhibitions at Autograph's gallery in Hackney

group visits

Autograph is a place to see things differently. We warmly welcome schools, FE/HE, community and youth groups, SEND, and tours to book a free, self-led group visit to Autograph's gallery in Shoreditch, London. You can see two new photography exhibitions: Ernest Cole's photographs documenting New York City during the height of the civil rights movement in America, and C. Rose Smith's confrontation of the histories of violence and wealth on cotton plantations in the Southern United States.

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by gallery staff who will provide a short introduction to Autograph.

We recommend these exhibitions for students KS2 and up, including HE students of all levels (BA, MA, PhD) and from a wide range of courses such as photography, film, fine art, ecology, visual cultures and the social sciences.

Ready to book your group visit to Autograph's gallery? Fill in our short form where where you can request a time and date for your visit, and a member of Autograph's team will get back to you shortly. You can also request to use our dedicated education studio during your visit.

exhibitions at autograph

C. Rose Smith: Talking Back to Power

C. Rose Smith critically questions power and authority, centring her body at historical sites marked by wealth and violence in the American South. She demands visibility, while reflecting upon the black body as a former commodity. Curated by Bindi Vora.

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Ernest Cole: A Lens in Exile

The first exhibition of Ernest Cole's photographs documenting New York City during the height of the civil rights movement in America – capturing the vibrant expression of blackness and community during this time. Curated by Mark Sealy.

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Everyone is welcome at Autograph. For more details about visiting, have a look at our Visit Us page, it has information about getting to the gallery, safety and accessibility.


Rivington Place, London

opening times

Wed and Fri: 11am - 6pm
Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Sat: 12:30 - 6pm


visit duration

Group visits are available in 1 hour slots.

group size

Large groups of more than 30 people may need to split into two when visiting the exhibitions.

education studio

Request to also book our education studio for your visit, perfect for group discussions or activities


Accessible VEnue

Autograph welcomes people with all types of disabilities. Disabled parking bays are available on request.


Step free

Our building and entrance is step free. A wheelchair accessible lift goes to all floors.


accessible Toilets

Each floor has an accessible toilet. All toilets are single-occupancy and unisex.

Banner image: Photography by Kate Elliott.

Page images from top, left to right: 1) C. Rose Smith, Untitled no. 55 [detail], Nottoway Plantation, White Castle, LA. © and courtesy the artist. 2) Ernest Cole, Harlem, New York [detail], c. 1970. © Ernest Cole / Magnum Photos 3) Autograph, photograph by Zoë Maxwell.