Black to Front: From the Margins into the Centre

Thursday 26 October

The Photography Foundation creates pathways into photography and creative careers for underrepresented and less advantaged young adults in London through education and work experience, valuing talent and motivation over who you know or where you come from.


During Black History Month, on Thursday 26th October (6-10pm) TPF will be taking over the NOW Gallery to host a NOW Later.

This evening will focus on Black photographers and artists whose work subverts mainstream representations of the Black experience. The event will be discursive in nature, celebrating photography and moving image by Black British artists who are outside of the mainstream.

The night will centre around a diverse selection of TPF collaborators in conversation about the themes of their work with TPF alumni. There will be a live DJ set throughout the night, with a banging set of BHM inspired tunes, discussions, live readings, as well as a short film screening throughout the night.

Throughout the evening, alongside the main programme, there will be supplementary interactive activities that guests can get involved with.


6pm – doors open

6:30pm – Q+A with Dexter McLean (facilitated by Fikayo Adebajo)

7pm – Film screening + Q+A with Jameisha (facilitated by William Sousa)

7:30pm – Music and DJ set by Secret Luvvr

8pm – Reading and Q+A with Blue (facilitated by Kevin Audience)

8:30pm – Afternoon Tea Live podcast with Ebony Louise Barrett

9pm – late – Closing DJ Set

Other activities taking place throughout the evening:

Photobooth sponsored by Fujifilm – we will have a selection of backdrops and props for people to create their own mini photo shoots, responding to the themes of the evening. There will be a chance to win a camera by tagging TPF, NOW and other sponsors in your photos.

Postcard responses – there will be a chance for all guests to respond to the exhibition, talks, and screening via postcards. These will then be hung up in the space as a mini-installation. The postcards will be designed by TPF alumni, Martha Tesfamichael.

Film screening – throughout the evening, Jameisha’s film will be screened for guests to watch and discuss, there will be facilitators that will guide the discussion.