Tom Hunter will chair a talk with Sarah Ainslie and Chris Dorley-Brown at the Hackney Museum
6-7.30pm Thursday 22nd of February 2024
Join us at Hackney Museum for a talk with photographers Sarah Ainslie and Chris Dorley-Brown, chaired by artist Tom Hunter.
Speaker 1: Sarah Ainslie
Since the 1980s, East London based photographer, Sarah Ainslie, has created work for theatre, television, community projects and local blogs. In 1993, Sarah produced a photo series for Hackney Museum, which showed a variation of different women in the workplace in Hackney. She also produced a photo series about schools in Hackney. Sarah’s project of Women at Work has continued, with an exhibition in 2023 at Oxford House in Bethnal Green.
Speaker 2: Chris Dorley-Brown
Chris Dorley-Brown set up a photography practice in 1984 with the aim of documenting East London. Since then, Chris has taken photos of ordinary settings such as social housing, workplaces and hospitals, creating a substantive archive of East London. His 1986 series, Artist Studios, recorded artists in their studios across Hackney.
Both photographers have photo series featured in the At Home in Hackney exhibition.
Chair: Tom Hunter
Tom Hunter has lived in Hackney for nearly 40 years and during this time has captured local life through his photography and artworks. He worked with Hackney Museum to co-curate the At Home in Hackney exhibition. Hackney Museum was the first public collection to acquire Tom’s work, his iconic image of a squatter, ‘Woman Reading a Possession Order’.
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