East London Photography Festival


Join us on the 24 October to visit the East London Photography Festival led by tutors Rob Bloomfield and Sharon Boothroyd.

We will begin our day at The Town House Gallery in Spitalfields for Lifting the Curtain – a body of work by OCA student Keith Greenough.

‘Lifting the Curtain is a series of photographs and tests about East London’s links with its past. I was inspired to produce the work of Charles Booth – the 18th century British business man and social reformer and in particular by his observation that…

“East London lay hidden behind a curtain on which terrible pictures were painted”

After this we will move to the Truman Brewery to view DRIFT exhibition.

DRIFT exhibition brings together the work of twelve up and coming international photographers. The work represents the conclusion of an intense process of interrogation and decoding of urban cultures and seeks to shed light on the complex milieu and diverse narratives witnessed in the city and its edge lands. In a world where the political and socio-economic dimensions of an expanding and mutable urban plexus are in constant flux, these diverse artists offer new and revealing insights into the world we live in.

Following lunch we will end our day at Rivington Place for Syd Shelton’s Rock Against Racism

Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism from Autograph ABP on Vimeo.

To reserve your place please email enquiries@oca.ac.uk

Image Credit: Keith Greenough

To view more of Keith’s work visit his blog here.


  1. tday100 17 September 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Sounds good look forward to it

  2. Rob™ 17 September 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Unfortunately won’t be able to get there this time – have a good day, and Keith – hope the show goes well…

  3. Anthony Charles 21 September 2015 at 10:55 am

    Hope to travel from Wales, but what is the start time?

  4. Joanne 21 September 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Hello Anthony,

    It is likely to start at around 11.15am.


  5. John Orr 8 October 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Very much looking forward to this

  6. crazee1adyJan 26 October 2015 at 10:40 am

    Was a good day out, Keith your talk and images were brilliant. When I actually set my new blog up I will do a write up 🙂

  7. Dave 27 October 2015 at 11:54 am

    For the people I was talking to, all 170,000 photos from the Farm Security Administration and the Office of war information are now on line and searchable, including an interactive map of where approx half the images were taken.
    Available at: http://photogrammar.yale.edu/


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