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Protest on Camera: 1950s to Today
  • Category
    Arts and Culture
  • Date(s)
    31 May 2018
  • Time
    7:00 PM
  • Price
    £9*
  • Concs.
    £7*
Protest on Camera: 1950s to Today
As part of London History Day 2018, join us to explore the history of protest on the streets of London from the second half of the twentieth century to today, and its documentation by photographers.

Bishopsgate Institute is home to one of the largest photography archives documenting protest in the UK. The collections cover anti-war demonstrations, early Gay Pride marches, anti-apartheid rallies, images of the Brixton riots, and the Women’s March in 2018. At this special evening event there will be an opportunity to view original prints and digital reproductions of protest photography, alongside pamphlets, placards, banners and badges, through a pop-up archive display. With an introduction to the collections from Stefan Dickers, Special Collections and Archives Manager, hear from photographers Maggie Murray, David Hoffman, and Elainea Emmott, who have captured images of iconic protests in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, and discover the importance of photography as a tool for sharing political struggles with a wider audience and documenting the courage of those who have campaigned over the last 70 years.

Time: 19.00 - 20.30

IMAGE: March against the anti-gay amendment of the Local Government Bill Clause 27 - Format Photography Agency

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