Thu 4 February 2021 | 18:30 – Wed 31 March 2021

Out of the Archives

Photo: Loraine Leeson 

Out of the Archives 

Our online talks series explores how photography archives can both document the past and inspire the present. 

We are back with a new programme for Women's History Month, bringing together a range of brilliant speakers to discuss feminist film and photography. 


Special Preview: Independent Miss Craigie | 24 March | 6.30pm | Online  

Independent Miss Craigie is a feature-length biographical documentary exploring the life and work of filmmaker, writer and feminist scholar Jill Craigie (1911 – 99).

Craigie was one of the first British women to direct documentaries. Exploring topics from equal pay to artists at work, her films tackled new subjects for cinema through a unique blend of drama, polemic and often humour.

Join us for a special preview screening of Independent Miss Craigie, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers Lizzie Thynne and Hollie Price.

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Photographing Protest: Maggie Murray and Angela Christofilou in Conversation 
31 March | 6.30pm | Online 

Photographers Maggie Murray and Angela Christofilou will join us to discuss their work documenting protests past and present. 

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Collecting Stories of Everyday Life
 | 04 February 

Lisa Der Weduwe from the Museum of Youth Culture and Geoff Broadway from the Living Memory Project joined us to discuss their work collecting and sharing vernacular photography archives. 

Watch a recording of the event here

Revisiting Radical Community Photography | 11 February 

A closer look at the radical, youth-led photography projects recording South and East London in the 1970s and 1980s.

We were joined by photographer Paul Carter, who will be discussing the influential Blackfriars Photography Project, as well as the more recent SE1 Stories initiative. 

Andrew Woodyatt and Tamara Stoll shared their discovery, documentation and publication of the Rio Cinema Archive.

Watch a recording of the event here

Photographers in the Archives | 18 February 

Heather Agyepong, Anita Corbin and Ingrid Pollard to discuss their work revisiting and reactivating photography archives.  

Watch a recording of the event here 

Bred and Born, Now and Then | 18 March 

Filmmaker and Four Corners' founder member Jo Davis, alongside film participant Carol Wood, will discuss their memories of making the experimental, feminist documentary Bred and Born. 

How have ideas about motherhood, the role of women in working class family structures and relationships between mothers and daughters changed? And what has remained the same?

Watch a recording of the event here



This talks programme is made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council's Culture Recovery Fund.

It is part of our Heritage Fund supported project Hidden Histories, which is evolving Four Corners Archive into an active site for public events, study, socially-engaged practice and collaboration