| 2017 | LIP Talk

Nostalgia is not enough

Event organised by London Independent Photography.

Susan Andrews will discuss the East End Archive at London Metropolitan University. There will also be a tour of the current exhibition Nostalgia is Not Enough

Tuesday 28th March 2017
View the exhibition and have a drink from 18.30pm

Talk and Q&A 19.00 - 20.30

VENUE: Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design
Central House, London Metropolitan University
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF
(Opposite Whitechapel gallery, outside Aldgate East tube station)

Tickets: £5 online or at door / London Metropolitan students FREE with student card.

LIPs Talk events are being held in partnership with the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University. They are informal and social and open to LIP members and non-members alike, so bring your friends and share your projects! You'll leave the evening feeling inspired and with new perspectives - whether you're a photographer or not.

Susan Andrews is Reader in Photography and Course Leader for MA Photography at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University where she is Project Director of the East End Photography Archive. She has had many exhibitions of her work both in the UK and abroad. She is joint author of  "Archive: Imagining the East End" and "The Japanese House: Material Culture in the Modern Home."

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 | 2014 | Exhibition

Photomonth East London
International photography festival

October/November 2014

Press Preview
Thursday 2 October 2014 5pm-6pm

Photomonth invites you to the Press Preview of
ARCHIVE: Imagining the East End and the Opening of Photomonth 2014

Press Preview 5pm-6pm
Opening Reception

Cass Gallery 59-63 Whitechapel High Street E1 7PF

ARCHIVE: Imagining the East End
2 October - 2 November 2014

Download (Word) Photomonth Events in the Cass Gallery

 | 2013 | Book Launch

Archive: Imagining The East End

New Photography book from Cass East End Archive research group is published. Book launch on Thursday 23rd January from 5.30pm to 8.00pm.

Book available at the launch for £10, half proceeds to Hoxton Hall fund.

Order the book from Black Dog Publishing

 | 2012 | Symposium

Negotiating The Archive -

Unit 2 The Cass

Symposium bringing together nationally and internationally significant practitioners, artists, researchers, curators and writers to discuss issues relating to archives, with particular reference to online archives.


Sue Andrews
Nick Haeffner
Professor Tom Hunter - Artist
Graham Diprose - Teacher, researcher
Mike Seaborne - Curator, practitioner, researcher
David Howells - Writer, artist
Zelda Cheatle - Photography strategist, curator
Steven Berkof - Actor, photographer
Stephan Dickers - Curator of photographs at Bishopsgate Institute


 | 2011 | Symposium & Exhibition

Shadows Of Doubt

As part of the Photomonth Festival of Photography: A symposium and photography exhibition at London Metropolitan University investigating the relationship between Alfred Hitchcock’s childhood in the East End of London and his celebrated films.

The symposium, ‘Shadows of Doubt’, bringing together experts from the worlds of film, photography, theatre, architecture and psychoanalysis.

Speakers include the director Simon Usher, celebrated for his work at the RSC and presently working at The Globe; Dr Chris Oakley, leading psychoanalyst and author, with an interest in popular culture; Dr Nicholas Haeffner a Senior Lecturer at The Cass and author of the book ‘Alfred Hitchcock’, and Steven Jacobs author of ‘The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock’.

 | 2009 | Symposium

Communities and Archives

25.11.09 2-6pm
The Women’s Library, London Metropolitan University
25 Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT

Registration 2pm

2.30pm Dr. Jenny Harding
London Metropolitan University East End Archive Project Leader

Jenny Harding will introduce the workshop and speak about London Metropolitan University’s East End Archive Project, outlining its history and context, current focus and future directions. She will focus on the work of the project team with photographer Paul Trevor in developing a digital collection of some of his images of the Brick Lane area in East London from the 1970s to the 1990s. She will discuss the current work of the team in trying to develop a collection of images of family and community in East London and begin to build an archive for the future. She will raise some of the issues we hope will be addressed during the workshop such as, how we decide on what to collect, accessibility of digital archives, why we might make a digital archive, and what makes an archive a ‘community archive.

3.00pm Mike Seaborne
Photographer/Senior Curator of Photographs, Museum of London

Mike seaborne will talk about the archive held at the Museum, its function and use, including recent projects and the process of digitization. He will make particular reference to photographs of the East End, with images from the 19th Century to the 1950s.

3.30pm Professor Val Williams
Director of the University of the Arts London Research Centre for Photography and the Archive

Three Free Photographic Studios in Britain 1974- 2009. Val Williams will be looking at the work of the Greame Street Portrait Studio (1972) operated by Daniel Meadows; Archive of Hastings Free Studio (1999) run by Grace Lau in East Sussex and the WPS Free Portrait Studio (2009), opened for three days during Hastings Old Town Week by Jason Wilde. Daniel Meadows three-minute digital story The Shop on Greame St. will be shown.

4pm Tea Break in the Mezzanine

4.30pm Dr. Nayia Yiakoumaki Artist, Curator and the Archive Curator at Whitechapel Gallery. PhD thesis -Curating Archives, Archiving Curating, Goldsmiths College. Since 2001 she is co-curator of FeedBack Project and co-editor of FeedBack periodical.

This talk will concentrate on the influence of the recent Whitechapel Gallery development on the Gallery's archive in the areas of preservation, research, access in general and curatorial work which is focused primarily on archives.

5.00pm Melanie Manchot

Celebration: Group Portraiture and East End Street Parties

Celebration: Cyprus Street' is a new 35mm film project which will be premiered at the Whitechapel Gallery in January 2010. Filmed with the participation of an entire East London street, the work is based on historical photographs and screen archive material, documenting group portraits on the occasion of East End street parties across the last century in Cyprus St.

5.30pm Renée M Mussai
Autograph ABP’s Archive and Research Centre for Culturally Diverse Photography

Renée Mussai has been involved with Autograph ABP since 2001, where she currently oversees the establishment of the Archive and Research Centre for Culturally Diverse Photography at Rivington Place, London, UK. She regularly lectures on photography and identity, with a focus on the politics of race and representation, gender and sexuality.

This talk will briefly introduce Autograph ABP’s 20-year history in the framework of development of the Archive and Research Centre for Culturally Diverse Photography, currently in its second year and funded through the support of a four-year Heritage Lottery grant. A collection of seminal photographs exploring politics of cultural identity, diversity and representation, images in the Archive range in genre from fine art, social documentary to constructed high street studio and vernacular photography. As an online digital image bank and fully contextualised research resource, the Archive, once developed, will highlight a missing chapter in the cultural history of photography. Its dedicated public programme of education, outreach and participatory photography projects will transform the collection into a continuously growing, living archive. The Archive will open publicly in Spring 2011.

Autograph ABP –

Established in 1988, Autograph ABP is an international photographic arts charity that addresses issues of cultural identity and human rights. It develops, exhibits and publishes the work of photographers from culturally diverse backgrounds and advocates their inclusion in all areas of exhibition, publishing, education and commerce in the visual arts.

Image: Paul Trevor

Image: Cyprus Street 1953 (anon)

Image: James Barnor / Autograph ABP

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