Now Then: Florence (extract)
An extract from Jessie Lawson’s podcast series, Now Then, that shares the stories of people who are over 70 years old. This is Florence’s story. Hear the full episode and more here
Studio Interview: Jonathan Donovan
Jessie Lawson talks to Jonathan Donovan about his audio-visual project No Place Like Home.
This month Jonny Virgo, Pearl Wise and Jessie Lawson were joined by Jonathan Donovan from the No Place Like Home Project – a series of photographs and interviews with people in places they call home. Jonny talked to Australian food writer Lani Kingston about her new book about our city’s biggest addiction London Coffee published by Hoxton Mini Press. Pearl discovered how Hackney based organisation Xenia, which connects migrant women and English speaking women, has been working with artists Forthland on their latest exhibition Bear Mother House. In her next episode of starting conversations, Jessie asked people on Ridley Road how they define sex, and finally Hackney based singer songwriter, poet A-Mens performed live in the studio.
Syd Shelton’s Rock Against Racism
Photographer Syd Shelton talks about his involvement with Rock Against Racism as an activist and a photographer. This is the story of reggae and punk joined forces to fight right wing politics. His collection of photographs published by Autograph ABP gives a unique insight into this moment in history.
Here’s the extraordinary challenge a photographer from Sheffield set himself: to come down to London and photograph 100 musicians, with only £100 in his pocket.
Here Ana Xavier interviews photographer CK Goldiing.
1st October to 30th November
PHOTOMONTH 2015 will be bringing an exciting range of exhibitions and events to galleries and venues across East London this autumn.
Photoblock at Old Truman Brewery includes the Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 8-13 Oct, AOP Photography Awards 8-11 Oct,Photomasters MA Photography Show 8-11 Oct and Hasselblad’s Shoot LDN 8 & 9 Oct.
Rich Mix is hosting the Photomonth Photo-Open sponsored by theprintspace and the World Photography Organisation 5-29 Nov and the Photomonth Portfolio Review on 28 Nov.
Hoxton Mini Press will host the Photobook Week in October with a whole series of events including book launches, discussions, self-publishing sessions and a Book Fair.
The Whitechapel Gallery will curate a Youth Project with Ukrainian photographer Alina Kisina.
Shutter Hub will be arranging a series of talks on professional development for emerging photographers and meet-ups in East End galleries.
Bishopsgate Institute will be holding three Modern Magic Lantern Shows featuring East End Photographers with Spitalfields Life.
Magic Me will create ‘Rooms with a View’ – personal histories portrayed with photography and performance.
Swadhinata Trust will produce a Bengali East End Photowalk.
The Artful Project will be touring their Ice Cream Van Gallery
Documentary Photographer of the Year at the Rag Factory
Andrew Quilty: Kites from Kabul V&A Museum of Childhood
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Royal Museums Greenwich
London Independent Photographers Espacio Gallery
Keith Greenough: Lifting the Curtain The Town House
Christina Broom: Soldiers and Suffragettes Museum of London Docklands
Uncertain States Open Call Four Corners
Drift: 12 photographers Shop 7, Dray Walk
Sara Hannant: Out of the Fire Oxford House
William Whiffin’s East End Tower Hamlets Local History Library
Find out more at photomonth.org
Until 26th June
Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH
Free admission; no advance booking required.
The Dogs of the First World War exhibition explores the role of dogs as both companions and workers during the years 1914-18.
The exhibition is inspired by the Libby Hall Collection held in the archive at Bishopsgate Institute. The collection is a treasure trove of canine-related photographs and postcards, essential viewing for dog-lovers and social historians alike.
The exhibition can be visited during Institute opening hours.
For more details see the Bishopsgate Institute website.
Photomonth is back celebrating photography in venues across East London throughout October and November. EastCast caught up with Director Maggie Pinhorn to find out more. Full listings at 2014.photomonth.org
Colin O’Brien has been documenting the changing life of London over five decades and the result is a stunning social documentary of London and Hackney.
The exhibition is on until the 6th of September at the Hackney Museum.