The Story Within is a celebration of portrait photography in Africa since the 1960s.
Africa is home to some of the world’s most talented photographers whose style has developed from documenting the streets and popular culture into a diverse contemporary practice.
The digital exhibition will depict African portraiture and the great diversity of this tradition. A series of curated images will morph into an animated display, inviting the viewer to dive into a 3-dimensional space while being immersed in an exploratory cultural and historical journey. Aesthetics and styles will be featured from photographers such as award-winning Malick Sidibé, and rising-stars Mario Macilau, Aida Muluneh, Joana Choumali and Omar Victor Diop.
Peter Jackson, London Stereoscopic Company, 1889.
Courtesy of © Hulton Archive/Getty Images
The Missing Chapter
Autograph ABP’s fifth presentation in their ongoing series of public Image Projections featuring photographic research from The Missing Chapter (TMC) - a three-year project which presents rarely seen photographs of black presences in the UK from mid 19th and early 20th century. Accompanied by DJ Aina Roxx, referencing musical idioms evolved from those periods including jazz, blues and classical music.
Lomography will be running a special LC-A+ workshop starting at their Soho Store. You will learn tips and tricks of shooting with this compact automatic 35mm camera, showing you how to take fun portraits and double exposures too. The team will then take participants to Covent Garden to test out your newfound knowledge.
The workshop will start at 1pm and is FREE but places are limited so booking is advised, book by ringing 02074341466. (Includles the loan of camera and one roll of film. There will be a small charge for film processing at the end of the workshop.