Thursday 14th October 2021
Join RIBA for this intimate and personal tour led by the photographer Kalpesh Lathigra and RIBA Curator Pete Collard of a brand new exhibition of works commissioned by RIBA as part of the Becontree Centenary. The Tree of a Man named Beohha – Becontree now is presented as an observational study with photographs by Lathigra that shift between architectural portraits and closer studies of some of the many unique details found across the individual homes of the estate. Lathigra will share his experience documenting Becontree over a series of walks between Spring and Summer 2021, reflecting on what he learned about the buildings and people of the estate through this process of close and continual observation.
Tuesday 14th September
Online (Zoom), Pay What You Can
To celebrate the 25th year of the photography prize — and mark The Photographers’ Gallery’s own significant relationship with Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation — join Laura El-Tantawy (2016) and Awoiska van der Molen (2017) in conversation with TPG Director Brett Rogers as they examine the ongoing importance of the medium and the mechanisms of the prize and its role in shaping photographic practice today. Together they will also look across their different approaches to photography and at intersecting themes that include conflict, protest, landscape and territory, and how their practices continue to evolve since their respective nominations.
Wednesday 15th September
Online, Pay What You Can
Examine liberal media and its role in our understanding of the 20th Century in this special panel discussion.
The liberal media has greatly influenced how we remember and understand the 20th century. From anti-apartheid demonstrations in South Africa and UK-wide worker strikes in the 1970s, to broader issues related to globalisation, immigration, racism and gender inequality, the liberal press has been critical in reflecting our social, political and economic realities. Photographs have played a critical role in communicating many of the issues are addressed and in building narrative.
In her accompanying essay for the exhibition The Picture Library, author and Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik questions “the moral certainty of sound politics” within the framework of a libertarian self-image. This panel discussion, with contributions from Luke Dodd (Guardian Foundation and The Picture Library co-curator), Natalie Fenton (Goldsmiths), and writer and researcher Maya Goodfellow, considers how contemporary and historical narratives have been shaped by the adoption of progressive positions in media outlets like The Guardian and asks to what degree the liberal press has enabled the ingrained practices it purports to criticise.
Thursday 16th September
Online (Zoom), Pay What You Can
To celebrate the 25th year of the photography prize — and mark The Photographers’ Gallery’s own significant relationship with Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation — join Oliver Chanarin (2013), Mishka Henner (2013) and Dana Lixenberg (2017) in conversation with Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Managing Director Anne-Marie Beckmann as they examine the ongoing importance of the medium and the mechanisms of the prize and its role in shaping photographic practice today. Together they will also look across their different approaches to photography and at intersecting themes that include conflict, protest, identity and the digital, and how their practices continue to evolve since their respective nominations.
Saturday 18th September
& Saturday 2nd October
12:00 GMT (September)
14:00 GMT (October)
Online (Zoom), £65, £50 concession
Continuing with our series Against Boredom, join artist Alejandra Carles-Tolra on our third two-day workshop, On Nature and Gesture where we reflect on our relationship to our local natural environment and the role it has in igniting our creativity.
Conceived as a response to the time we are currently in, this workshop invites participants to take inspiration from familiar local environments to map and construct imaginary landscapes. Split across two Saturdays, we will use photography to explore language and gesture. In between sessions participants will be invited to engage in outdoors walks.
This workshop is the third one in a series of events with artist Alejandra Carles-Tolra and will draw inspiration from artists like Rinko Kawauchi, Barbara Wosworth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Olivia Laing, among others. Each session will include creative exercises, themed group discussions, and opportunities to share work and experiment with collaborative practices.