Hackney Flashers at 40

In 2010 I worked closely with Maggie Murray and Michael Ann Mullen on a display celebrating the work of the Format Photography Agency. Both photographers were members of the influential photography collective Hackney Flashers, who between 1974 and 1980 produced bodies of work which focused on two key areas of women’s lives: paid work and the lack of childcare for working mothers. Their resulting influential exhibitions were ‘Women and Work’ (1975) and ‘Who’s Holding the Baby?’ (1978), and the latter was included in the Hayward Gallery’s first photography exhibition, Three Perspectives on Photography (1979).

Now the Hackney Flashers have launched a website discussing their history and major projects, which also features slideshows of the collective’s photographs. To mark their fortieth anniversary and in collaboration with Photomonth, a special event will be held this Sunday 12th October, from 2-5pm at Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, London E9 6DF.

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‘Another Way of Looking’

Coinciding with the 2014 Brighton Photo Biennial and Brighton Photo Fringe this October, Miniclick are curating a season of free talks, participatory events, discussions, exhibitions and workshops centred on the theme of ‘Another Way of Looking’.

The events will take place at The Miniclick Business Concern, a new temporary exhibition and talks space at 68MS in the centre of Brighton, and will feature photographers and artists including Rob Hornstra, Jason Evans, ABC, Louis Porter, Tom Pullen and many more.

I’ve joined Miniclick for a number of their events in the past including their original Response Exhibition and 2014 (P)review of the Year and they’re always so enjoyable and thought provoking. You can read the full press release for the ‘Another Way of Looking’ programme here and keep up to date via their website.