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Free to all

This photography gallery is located in the first purpose-built public space commissioned to house the development and presentation of culturally diverse arts in the UK.

Founded in 1988 to support black photographic practices, Autograph was originally based in Brixton, from where it led an ambitious programme of exhibitions, publications and events – as well as initiating projects in gallery spaces, festivals, public sites and museums.

The organisation moved to Rivington Place, a five storey building in Hackney designed by award-winning architect Sir David Adjaye, in 2007. At the time, it was the first newly built public art gallery to open in London in 40 years.

The building is Autograph’s London showcase for its annual programme of events and exhibitions, dedicated to the exploration of issues of race, identity, representation, human rights and social justice. The collection here dates from the 1860s to the present, including work by overlooked artists, new commissions and historical photographs.

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Free to all

1 Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA

020 7729 9200


Opening times

Wednesday: 11am - 6pm

Thursday: 11am - 9pm

Friday: 11am - 6pm

Saturday: 12pm - 6pm

The safety of our visitors, staff, artists and community is Autograph’s highest priority. During your visit you can expect carefully managed visitor numbers to ensure social distancing, and new safety measures put in place throughout. To find out more, please visit our website.

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