Girl on a Spacehopper, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen.
An afternoon of presentations and discussions around working with photography archives, exploring the relationships between documentary and the documented, with Mark Sealy, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen & Peter Roberts, Graeme Rigby and Peter Fryer.
Mark Sealy is Director of Autograph ABP, which since 2008 has been building the UK’s first permanent collection of culturally diverse photography.
Amber’s Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen & Peter Roberts are currently developing film re-engagements with some of the individual subjects in Sirkka’s photographs of the 1970s and 80s.
Graeme Rigby has overseen the development of the new Amber website and the ways in which it opens up on the AmberSide Collection.
Peter Fryer has been working for the past 15 years, documenting culturally diverse Laygate in South Shields, creating a richly interconnected archive of the community.
The Arab Boarding House, Peter Fryer
This event is part of a programme of events linked to Gordon Parks: A Choice of Weapons at Side Gallery from Saturday 21 October to Sunday 17 December. It has been curated by Mark Sealy.
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Event Image: Sara the Danger Lady (cropped), from The Hoppings by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, together with ‘Girl on a Spacehopper’, the subject of one of the new Amber films currently in development