Projects + Research

For the first time, we’re sharing a behind the scenes look at Autograph's projects and original research — exploring themes of race and representation, the history of photography, disability, community, inclusion and much more. We'll be adding both new and old projects here.


Art in Focus

August 2023 - August 2024
We're sharing photographs in Autograph's collection from the Rock Against Racism movement

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Seeing Differently: Learning Together

2023 - 2024
Working with schools and teachers to produce a learning resource exploring the creative and critical power of visual representation

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Shining Lights: Black Women Photographers in 1980s-90s Britain

We have co-published the first book dedicated to this legacy

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2022 - 2024
Increasing visibility and representation of neurodivergent artists

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Family SEND Programme

2019 - ongoing
Our free artist-led programme for families who have a child/children with complex needs

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Curatorial Research

Climate and Colonialism Research Partnership

2023 - 2026
Working towards new and interdisciplinary understandings of colonialism, capitalism and climate change

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Jermaine Francis Artist Residency

2024 Autograph / Light Work artist residency

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Lagos Studio Archives Residency

Oct 2023
In partnership with Guest Artists Space Foundation

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Ajamu on residency

March 2023
Artist Ajamu has been selected as the 2023 Autograph / Light Work artist residency

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Thompson Hall

March - May 2022
Hall was selected to be Autograph's first on-site Artist-in-Residence

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Mónica Alcázar-Duarte Residency

April 2022
2022 Light Work / Autograph artist residency

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Featured Past Projects + Research

Transforming Leadership

2020 - 23
Working with artists to break through barriers within the creative industries

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Putting Ourselves in the Picture

May - Nov 2021
Sharing the unheard life stories of LGBTQ+ refugee women using photography

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Critical Times: Dialogues in Contemporary Photography

2021 - 22
Commissioning project responding to critical geopolitics of our time

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Resilient Heritage

2018 - 2022
Increasing access to, and ensuring robust care of, Autograph's collection of photography

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Amplify — Stranger in the Village: Afro European Matters

2021 - 2022
Commissioning project considering contemporary Afrodiasporic experiences

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Hackney Is Home

Sep 2020 - May 2021
Exploring experiences of home and migration in the London Borough of Hackney

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Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other

March 2020 - 2022
Artist commissioning project responding to the wider contexts of the Covid-19 crisis

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Sense of Belonging

2021 - 2022
Opening up conversations about home and migration in the London Borough of Hackney

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