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East London Photography Festival


Join us on the 24 October to visit the East London Photography Festival led by tutors Rob Bloomfield and Sharon Boothroyd.

We will begin our day at The Town House Gallery in Spitalfields for Lifting the Curtain – a body of work by OCA student Keith Greenough.

‘Lifting the Curtain is a series of photographs and tests about East London’s links with its past. I was inspired to produce the work of Charles Booth – the 18th century British business man and social reformer and in particular by his observation that…

“East London lay hidden behind a curtain on which terrible pictures were painted”

After this we will move to the Truman Brewery to view DRIFT exhibition.

DRIFT exhibition brings together the work of twelve up and coming international photographers. The work represents the conclusion of an intense process of interrogation and decoding of urban cultures and seeks to shed light on the complex milieu and diverse narratives witnessed in the city and its edge lands. In a world where the political and socio-economic dimensions of an expanding and mutable urban plexus are in constant flux, these diverse artists offer new and revealing insights into the world we live in.

Following lunch we will end our day at Rivington Place for Syd Shelton’s Rock Against Racism

Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism from Autograph ABP on Vimeo.
To reserve your place please email enquiries@oca.ac.uk
Image Credit: Keith Greenough
To view more of Keith’s work visit his blog here.

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