Event Archive

London Metropolis Photowalk. Sat 08 Feb, 11.00

We've teamed up again with Lomography and London Camera Project to host a special Photowalk on Saturday 08 February highlighting the new Lomography Metropolis 100-400 ISO colour films. We will meet at The Gallery at 11am where there'll be a lucky dip of Lomography film, with some rolls of the new Metropolis film included in the mix. We'll then walk through Soho, Covent Garden to the Southbank (with some pub stops along the way) where we’ll explore the brutalist, concrete buildings that make for some fantastic photo opportunities ideally suited to the muted tones and high contrast look of Metropolis...

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Giles Price: Restricted Residence. Book Launch & Signing. Thu 16 Jan, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us in the Bookshop and meet the photographer Giles Price who is launching his book Restricted Residence, published by Loose Joints. Restricted Residence examines the relocation of Japanese citizens to Namie and Iitate, two towns exposed to extreme radioactivity following the catastrophic leak at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.Despite the inconclusive scientific consensus of the long-term effects of radiation in the area, in 2017 the Japanese government began to reduce the exclusion zones and heavily financially incentivise residents to return to what were formerly bustling towns, with nearly 20,000 living and working...

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Nathalie Léger: Exposition. Book Presentation, Reading & Discussion. Wed 19 Feb, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us in the Bookshop for an evening to celebrate the writer Nathalie Léger's novel Exposition, which has just been translated from the French and published by Les Fugitives, a London based publisher specialising in translated fiction. An invitation to curate an exhibition on the theme of ruin crystallised Nathalie Léger’s fascination for the life, and death, of the Countess of Castiglione, a flamboyant aristocrat who, over the course of four decades, returned to the same studio in Paris to be photographed. There, she posed in different tableaux to immortalise moments of her public life, while also toying with...

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Sarah Lee & Laura Barton: West of West. Book Launch & Signing, Thu 23 Jan, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us in the Bookshop and meet photographer Sarah Lee and writer and broadcaster Laura Barton who are presenting their book West of West, published by Unbound. In West of West Sarah Lee and Laura Barton explore the idea of the West in shaping American identity, with its idealism and notions of the frontier, and what the American West means in an age of political turbulence, when the East is the rising global force and the frontier is shifting once more. Santa Monica, where the wooden pier juts out into the Pacific Ocean, marks the end of Route 66....

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Federico Clavarino: Hereafter. Book Presentation & Artist Talk. Thu 12 Dec, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us in the Bookshop and meet photographer Federico Clavarino who is presenting his recent book Hereafter, published by Skinnerboox. On the night Federico Clavarino will be in conversation with the curator, writer and photographer Benedetta Casagrande. They will be looking at the narrative strategies deployed in Hereafter, which builds upon family photographs and oral recollections, to discuss how the uncomfortable and conflicting narratives present in colonial histories can be used to produce a reflexive viewer, one suspended between memory and history, affection and reflection.    Hereafter is based on the story of the photographer's grandparents. For over thirty years John and...

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