Exhibition

Women Photographers from The AmberSide Collection

15 Nov 2019 – 8 Mar 2020

Regular opening hours

Monday
11:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 18:00
Thursday
11:00 – 18:00
Friday
11:00 – 18:00
Saturday
11:00 – 18:00
Sunday
11:00 – 18:00

Stills

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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A selection of photographs from the AmberSide Collection, the unique archive of the Newcastle-based Amber Film & Photography Collective.

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Diane Arbus  / Martine Franck / Graciela Iturbide / Izabela Jedrzejczyk / Laura Junka-Aikio / Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen / Susan Meiselas / Tish Murtha / Grace Robertson

Stills is excited to present a selection of photographs from The AmberSide Collection, a unique archive that continues to grow out of the documentary production, commissioning, exhibition and touring work of Newcastle-based Amber Film & Photography Collective. The group established itself in North East England in 1969 and opened Side Gallery in 1977.

The display at Stills highlights a selection of AmberSide’s holdings of photographs by women photographers. Key documentary works by founder Amber member Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, by Tish Murtha and Izabela Jedrzejczyk, both of whom worked at Side Gallery, share the walls with those of celebrated international photographers, such as Graciela Iturbide, who toured Konttinen’s Byker in Mexico, and Susan Meiselas, whose Central American work was toured by Side in the early 1980s.

The exhibition illustrates AmberSide’s historic and ongoing commitment to the best in documentary, showcasing photography that tells stories of marginalized and threatened people and communities, whether they are from the North East of England or anywhere else in the world.

This exhibition is part of an annual series of displays at Stills aimed at celebrating the diversity and richness of photographic objects held within archives and collections in the UK.

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