Events and Exhibitions

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27 April 2024 to 31 January 2025

This April, acclaimed Bradfordian social documentary photographer Ian Beesley turns 70. He has spent the last 5 decades documenting life in the North of England. He had planned to retire this year. Instead, the appetite for his work is stronger than ever. So on April 27 a previously unseen selection of Beesley’s work selected from his archive of over 200,000 images goes on show at Salts Mill, Saltaire.

Venues

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

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8 June 2024 to 31 August 2024

Performing Histories / Histories Re-Imagined offers an insight into photographic approaches that critically engage with ‘the archive’ to re-address the past and bring to the fore histories that have been overlooked. It presents the work of Alba Zari, Amin Yousefi, Eleonora Agostini, Emi O’Connell, Jermaine Francis, Laura Chen, Odette England, and Tarrah Krajnak. The group show is on at Impressions Gallery 8 June - 31 August 2024.

Past Events and Exhibitions

28 September 2012 to 5 January 2013

In November 1972 Impressions Gallery opened in a room above a shop in York with the first ever exhibition by the then unknown Martin Parr. As one of the first specialist photography galleries in Europe it has gone on to play a vital role in championing photography and has had a huge impact on the development of the photographic culture in Britain.

11 September 2012, 14:14 to 9 November 2012, 09:00

Support Impressions in this special fundraising campaign and help them to continue bringing the best of contemporary photography to as many people as possible.

To commemorate their 40th birthday, Impressions are giving one person the chance to win an original Martin Parr print, specially selected by the artist himself. All money raised from the prize draw will support their exhibition and events programme.

There are only 1,000 exclusive tickets at just £10 each, limited to 2 per person. The prize draw will be made on Friday 9 November 2012.

24 June 2012 to 9 September 2012

Made over a period of five years, Personal Best explores the stories of sixteen young athletes in the build up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The exhibition documents a unique time in British history, and captures the development of a generation of sportspeople as they grow from childhood to adulthood within the intense world of elite sport. This is the UK premiere and first major solo show of award-winning photographer Paul Floyd Blake.

6 April 2012 to 16 June 2012

In its British premiere, Making Space explores the expansion and development of Islam in contemporary Ireland.

Made over the course of three years, the exhibition examines the reuse of spaces for the purpose of prayer by Muslim communities throughout Ireland. This is Noel Bowler’s first major solo show in Britain.

Bowler reveals the quiet transformation of everyday spaces in urban, residential and rural locations. He records how private homes, warehouses, office spaces, and industrial units are being turned into spaces for prayer.

14 January 2012 to 24 March 2012

Made over a period of five years, The Sound of Two Songs offers an extensive and personal photographic survey of Poland.

This is the UK premiere of a major new exhibition by renowned Magnum photographer Mark Power.

30 September 2011 to 19 February 2012

The National Media Museum, in a unique collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, is curating and hosting the premiere exhibition of new work exploring the architecture of modern conflict by Magnum photographer Donovan Wylie.

30 September 2011 to 19 February 2012

First retrospective of the hugely influential photographer, documentarian and storyteller.

28 September 2011 to 31 December 2011

An exhibition of Red Saunders’ epic photographic tableaux vivants. Extended until 31 December 2011.

In this exhibition at Impressions Gallery, Red Saunders’ epic photographic tableaux vivants (‘living pictures’) recreate momentous but overlooked events from Britain’s struggle for democracy and equality, from the Peasants Revolt of 1381 to the Chartist movement of the mid nineteenth century.

27 October 2011, 10:00 to 16:00

One-day conference on photography of war in urban spaces.

21 October 2011, 14:00 to 15:00

Red Saunders talks about selected photographs from the National Media Museum archive.

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