Launch Critical Times: Dialogues in Contemporary Photography
Artists Sim Chi Yin, Reena Saini Kallat and Laura El-Tantawy were jointly selected by Autograph and the Bagri Foundation in 2021 to create a new body of work responding to critical geopolitics of our time through photography. Their commissions explore a myriad of issues: migration and climate crises, freedom of movement, health and wellbeing, activism, social change, environmental justice, memory, hope and futurity.
Join us to celebrate the launch of the commissions at this free online event. Each artist will present the themes and ideas present in their commission, followed by readings of new poems in response by writers Nina Mingya Powles, Shagufta Iqbal and Nisha Ramayya.
Supported by the Bagri Foundation, this event forms part of the upcoming digital launch of ‘Critical Times: Dialogues in Contemporary Photography‘, Autograph’s newest commissioning project featuring new work to be accessioned into Autograph’s collection of photography.