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North Paddington Community Darkroom

ADMINISTRATIVE/BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY: North Paddington Community Darkroom (NPCD) was a pioneering community photography project established in 1976 by documentary photographer Philip Wolmuth. The project was influential in the community photography movement of the 1970s which saw a convergence of political and artistic concerns whilst drawing on the economic and political upheavals of the decade. The NPCD was later known as Photoworks Westminster.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: Archive of the North Paddington Community Darkroom (1979-1998), including exhibition panels of text and photography from the following exhibitions: 510 COMMUNITY CENTRE (B&W photographs and text on thin card; 18 laminated panels) (780mm x 520mm) (1980); SAVE WESTMINSTER SERVICES (B&W photographs and text on card; 7 laminated  panels) (780mm x 520mm) 14 panels missing (c1982); FACING DEPORTATION (B&W photographs and text on thin card; 12 laminated panels) (780mm x 520mm) (c1981); KILBURN HOUSING ACTION AREA TENANTS' CAMPAIGN (B&W photographs and text on heavy card with transparent sleeves; 14 panels)  (800mm x 500mm) (1979); NORTHERN IRELAND: FROM CIVIL RIGHTS TO CIVIL WAR (B&W photographs and text on thin card; 17 laminated panels) (780mm x 520mm) (1979); CAMPAIGN AGAINST NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT (B&W photographs and text on card; 16 laminated panels) (780mm x 520mm) (c1981); THE POINT OF THE PORTRAIT (B&W photographs and text on card; 23 panels) (720mm x 520mm) (1988); PUT YOURSELF IN THE PICTURE: LISSON GREEN YOUTH PROJECT (B&W photographs on heat-sealed foamboard; 14 panels) (600mm x 400mm approx) (1997); PADDINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL PROJECT (B&W photographs and text on foamboard; 3 heat-sealed panels) (780mm x 520mm) (1998); photographs from NPCD exhibitions and other topics, including Greenham Common, squatting/housing, health services, community events and anti-nuclear/anti-racism protests (1977-1984);  papers, slides, photographs and audio material from the exhibition, 'My Favourite Photograph' (1987); slides and negatives of NPCD exhibitions and other projects (1977-1984); exhibitions and tape/slides booking book (1980-1984); oversize photographs, including 'Uptown Girls', 1977-1984.

QUANTITY: 4 boxes and oversized items.