Online Talk: Community Photography in 1970s and 1980s Cambridge
Thursday 11th May 2023, 5-6.30pm, Zoom

Register in advance for this talk:

Join us for an online talk with photographers Roy Hammans and Brian Human from the St Matthew’s Photo Workshop and Cambridge Darkroom.

Roy and Brian’s talk took place as part of an archival workshop in March that explored the beginnings of the St Matthew’s Photo Workshop in the 1970s. This online event is an opportunity to listen to the talk again, view some of the archive material online and engage in discussion with Roy and Brian.

The St Matthew’s Photo Workshop was established in 1978 by six photographers living in the St Matthew’s area in Cambridge – a neglected former residential area for railway workers – that sought to document social life in the area, cultivate interest in photography and archive photos from the locality. In 1980, the workshop reformed as the Cambridge Darkroom, a community darkroom and gallery that garnered a reputation for its temporary and touring exhibitions; joint open exhibitions with Kettle’s Yard; darkroom and photography workshops; talks; and film and video screenings.

The talk highlights the significance of this activity in the history of British photography and the history of Cambridge.

Please note, the event will be recorded. The Zoom registration link states that the event will start at 2.30pm. Please ignore this and you will be able to join the event at 5pm on the day.