Led by Ali Eisa, in this workshop, you’ll explore ways of using photography and visual material to support pupils to think differently about race, representation, identity, citizenship and human rights. 

Ali will introduce you to a selection of images from Autograph’s archive, which comprises over 5,000 diverse photographs made by renowned fine artists, social documentary and high street studio photographers, and including family albums and vernacular imagery. Together, you’ll consider the stories they tell about issues of race, identity, migration, citizenship and multiculturalism, belonging and community.

You’ll explore how these images can be used to facilitate visual analysis and critical thinking for pupils, raise awareness of British history, including Empire, and as a stimulus for hands-on creative activities.

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This session is open to Islington educators working across the curriculum, including within visual arts, citizenship, history, literacy, sociology and PHSE. To book, email Lydia at [email protected]  

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Ali Eisa is a contemporary artist, educator and public programmer. He is the Learning and Participation Manager at Autograph, where he works with schools, young people and marginalised groups. His practice spans over 10 years of collaborative and participatory work utilising sculpture, installation, performance, video and photography.

This workshop is part of 11 by 11 Culture Bank, delivered in partnership with Islington Cultural Enrichment and School Improvement teams.

Image: Autograph Archive Learning Resource, 2011, courtesy of Autograph