Art Term

Autograph ABP

Autograph ABP are an influential photography collective set up in 1988 to support photographers from racial minorities, and also to confront the lack of visual representation of marginalised groups in British society

Sunil Gupta 1953
Born India, works India and Britain
From Mr Malhotra’s Party Pavitr 2007
Inkjet print

Collection of Rudolph Leuthold © Sunil Gupta

The organisation works internationally and embodies ideas of cultural representation and how photography can define and explore the meaning of the sub-cultures we inhabit.

Originally called the Association of Black Photographers, the collective was set up by Sunil Gupta, Monika Baker, Roshini Kempadoo and Rotimi Fani-Kayode. They changed their name to Autograph ABP in 2002.

An image archive documenting the cultural history of Britain and its diverse communities is based in their offices in East London.