Autograph ABP

Established in 1988 with the mission to advocate the inclusion of historically marginalised photographic practices, Autograph ABP is a non-profit-making charity that works internationally in photography and human rights. It produces its own programme of exhibitions, events, commissions, and publishing, and collaborates with arts organisations and educational institutions national and internationally.

The Autograph ABP Archive & Research Centre was established with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2011. Since then, the collection is housed in environmentally controlled facilities at Rivington Place, Shoreditch, built in 2007 by renowned architect David Adjaye. With an online digital imagebank and a range of accessible resources, the Archive addresses a gap in the visual representation of Britain’s cultural history and critically explores global politics of identity, race and representation.

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Albert Jonas and John Xiniwe of the South African Choir by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, 1891 © Hulton Archive/Getty Images. Courtesy of the Hulton Archive/Getty Images