Events and Exhibitions

black and white pixelated portrait of a man paired with black text on a white background reading 'we were just school boys it was very hard in the beginning'
16 February 2024 to 4 May 2024

We Are Here, Because You Were There: Afghan Interpreters in the UK is a collaborative project by photographer Andy Barnham and researcher Sara de Jong, which documents the experiences of Afghan interpreters who were employed by the British Army in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2021, and resettled to the UK in 2021. This exhibition is on at Impressions Gallery until 4 May.

A woman dressed in horse riding outfit with a whip, looking directly at the camera, against a yellow background with white stars
17 January 2024 to 12 May 2024

Shy Burhan's acclaimed 'Women in Uniform' photo exhibition is 'coming home' to Bradford's Cartwright Hall Art Gallery for the first time!


Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

Photo of Nahid with food she's made in a kitchen
18 April 2024, 12:30 to 13:30

Join Afghan refugee Nahid Hamidi for an inspirational talk, as she shares her experience as a leader within the humanitarian sector, establishing an NGO in Afghanistan, and setting up The Afghan Kitchen in the UK, a pop-up restaurant that supports other refugees who have relocated to Yorkshire on 18 April at Impressions Gallery.

black and white pixelated portrait of a man
27 April 2024, 14:00 to 15:30

Join photographer and British Army veteran Andy Barnham, researcher Sara de Jong, and two Afghan interpreters to learn more about the project We Are Here, Because You Were There. Discover how photography became a tool for activism, enabling the experiences and stories of Afghan interpreters to be told on 27 April at Impressions Gallery.

Past Events and Exhibitions

A autumn woodland scene with steps leading up to a lampost, lots of leave on the ground
27 January 2024, 14:00 to 15:00

Travel through the exhibition A Wounded Landscape alongside photographer Marc Wilson to find out more about what inspired his work. 

Woman handling a book and brown paper bag as though about to give to a customer amongst other photo books on a stall with the Impressions Gallery graphic for the event with details
28 October 2023, 10:00 to 16:30

Impressions Gallery's annual Photobook Fair returns with a spotlight on environmentally conscious approaches to photobook publishing, on 28 October 2023.


close up portrait of Trish with yellow and black paint on her face
14 July 2023 to 14 October 2023

Morrissey came to prominence in the early 2000s among a generation of female photographers working with staged photography, often putting themselves in the picture. Throughout her career, the artist has combined performance, photography, and film to play real and fictional characters. Using herself, and in collaboration with others, Morrissey’s practice explores historic and contemporary ideas about women, family and the body. The exhibition brings back to Impressions Gallery selections from Morrissey’s seminal photographic series Seven Years (2001-2004) and Front, (2005-2007) both commissioned by Impressions and developed over long periods of time.

8 April 2023 to 1 July 2023

A new exhibition at Impressions Gallery tells the story of Maryam Wahid’s remarkable journey to discover her Pakistani identity while visiting her mother’s childhood home for the first time

1 September 2022 to 15 October 2022

Stina Fisher - Copyright Margaret Mitchell


This Separated Isle explores how concepts of ‘Britishness’ reveal an inclusive range of opinions and understandings about our national character. Based on the book Invisible Britain: This Separated Isle, the exhibition presents a diverse range of engaging photographic portraits of people from across the UK. Each portrait is accompanied with a poignant first person testimony that draws attention to each person’s story, placing them centre stage so that we can begin to understand their lives.


Private Joseph Byers Private Andrew Evans Time unknown / 6.2.1915 Private George E. Collins 07:30 / 15.2.1915 Six Farm, Loker, West-Vlaanderen © Chloe Dewe Mathews
8 October 2017 to 30 December 2017

No Man’s Land offers rarely-seen female perspectives on the First World War, featuring images taken by women who worked as nurses, ambulance drivers, and official photographers, as well as contemporary artists directly inspired by the conflict. 

3 December 2016 to 5 November 2017

Nothing compared to photography when it came to capturing the Industrial Revolution. As Britain’s society changed, techniques in photography developed, enabling workers to capture their own lives for the first time.

Leaf on white background
7 July 2017 to 23 September 2017

From urban woods to wildlife, Liza Dracup is inspired by the landscape and natural history of Britain. 

21 September 2017, 19:00 to 21:30

Join Impressions Gallery for a field trip to Saltaire and learn more about night time photography at this practical evening workshop.

Woman hanging washing
17 March 2017 to 25 June 2017

Britain in Focus: A Photographic History will open to coincide with the BBC Four television series of the same name, due to be aired in March 2017.

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