‘Our Aliveness’: Nightlife Photography

Black and white photograph of party with man wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap with a mic in hand.
© Eddie Otchere

8 March 2024, 17.30-20.00

The Law Photography Studio

Free (booking required)

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To celebrate the opening of The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure, join photographer, Eddie Otchere, as he leads two drop-in evening classes empowering attendees to take exciting, intimate portraits of friends.

Responding to themes explored in the exhibition, this Friday we will celebrate the concept of ‘Blackness’ as a way to foster kinship and community.

Following the workshop, additional activities will include a performance by sound and visual artist, Damsel Elysium; an in-conversation with artist, Rosa-Johan Uddoh, as well as a screening of her film Black Poirot (2019); and a DJ set in our main hall.

The Gallery provides all backdrops and lighting, but attendees must bring their own camera or smartphone. Suitable for all abilities. Maximum participants 25 per workshop. 

Please note young people are welcome to attend this workshop but you must be aged 16+ and have parental consent to attend.

Half-length colour photographic portrait of a man with long dreadlocks, wearing a blue hat with the IKEA logo, a multi-coloured patterned shirt and a white t-shirt

London-born photographer, author and curator of Black London, Eddie Otchere is best known for his photographs of junglist drum and bass culture in the 1990s. 

His work has since expanded to include broader hip hop culture, and portraits of critically acclaimed music artists. 

Otchere’s work can be found in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, Museum of London and International Centre of Photography.

Upcoming dates

8 March 2024
8 March 2024