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Radical Visions: The Early History of Four Corners and Camerawork 1972 - 1987

Radical Visions exhibition

The Early History of Four Corners + Camerawork 1972 - 1987

A folding session for Camerawork 6. L to R Jo Spence, Shirley Read, and Ed Barber. © Mike Goldwater

  • 15 June – 22 September, 11:00 – 18:00 Tues-Sat
  • Four Corners Gallery

This major new exhibition explores two radical 1970s arts collectives in London’s East End.  Four Corners and Camerawork (formerly the Half Moon Photography Workshop) championed filmmaking and photography as tools for social engagement and change. Engaging with grassroots activism and underrepresented cultures, their work inspired a generation of practitioners.

Featuring photographs by Nick Hedges, Peter Kennard, Mike Goldwater, Paul Trevor, Jenny Matthews, Ed Barber, Jo Spence, Susan Meiselas; Peter Kennard photomontage; extracts from Four Corners’ films NighthawksBred and Born and A Kind of English; with archive material on display for the first time.

The exhibition launches alongside Four Corners Archive website.

Exhibition talks

Thurs 28 June: Radical Visions symposium at Birkbeck

Sat 21 July: Half Moon Photography Workshop: the inside story - with early members Ron McCormick, Paul Trevor, Mike Goldwater & Jenny Matthews BOOK HERE

Thurs 20 September: Photomontage then and now - with David Evans, Peter Kennard and Loraine Leeson

Thurs 27 September: Community Photography in the 1970s - with Judy Harrison, Janine Wiedel and Philip Wolmuth 

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Four Corners Archive project is supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.