Four Corners is delighted to be showing at FORMAT19 International Photography Festival. Our exhibition reactivates the archives of Camerawork magazine, situating its radical approach within the context of our current social and political moment.
The exhibition explores Camerawork's focus on 'history from below': working lives and communities, protest movements and the use of photography in oppositional culture. Archival touring exhibition posters are shown alongside.
Our own era of austerity and Brexit has seen a revitalised interest in socially-engaged photography. Camerawork Revisited brings together archival material with recent work by six documentary photographers. Curated by Four Corners in collaboration with Invisible Britain, with artists Rob Clayton, Joanne Coates, Les Monaghan, J A Mortram, Nicola Muirhead and Fiona Yaron-Field.
The exhibition was curated by Ruby Rees-Sheridan and Owen Thomas, with support from Carla Mitchell.
The exhibition runs at Pickford's House, Derby, 15 March-4 May.
© All pictures courtesy of the artists and Four Corners' Archive.
Four Corners and Half Moon Photography Workshop (later Camerawork) were two innovative cultural organisations, based in East London. Their early work played a major role in the development of the radical film and photographic practice characteristic of the 1970s and early 1980s.
The project brings these unique archival resources into the public realm, making this important contribution to British cultural history widely accessible for the first time. This website features contextual articles, fully searchable issues 1-32 of the Camerawork magazine, oral history accounts, selected archival film and audio clips, over 3000 examples of content selected from exhibition photographs, posters, press releases and other material and ephemera.