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.

Projects

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

2021-2024
We have co-published the first book dedicated to this legacy

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EXPLORERS

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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Residencies

Jermaine Francis Artist Residency

2024
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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