To celebrate A World in Common: Contemporary African Photography at Tate Modern, we invited Tate Collective to respond to the themes of the exhibition with their own photography. A curated selection of entries feature on billboards across London for two weeks from 20 November – 4 December, at the following locations:
- Finsbury Park Tube/Stroud Green Road London N4 3JU
- 6 Peckham Hill Street London SE15 5JT
- 105A Minories London EC3N 1LA
- Union Street London SE1 1SG
- Cornwall Road London SE1 8LN
- 99 Whitechapel High Street London E1 7PH
THE SELECTED PHOTOS
Finsbury Park Tube/Stroud Green Road London N4 3JU
Peckham Hill Street
126 Peckham Hill Street London SE15 5JT
Tower Gateway Station
105A Minories London EC3N 1LA
Flat Iron Square
Union Street London SE1 1SG
The Old Vic
Cornwall Road London SE1 8LN
Whitechapel High Street
99 Whitechapel High Street London E1 7PH
About the open call
A World in Common brings together 36 artists from different generations who use photography to reimagine Africa’s place in the world. From the girl gangs of Morocco by Hassan Hajjaj to the dream-like Ethiopian landscapes by Aïda Muluneh, all the way to the studios of 1960s Ghana and Sabelo Mlangeni’s portraits of South African queer communities. This exhibition explores what it means to work with contemporary African photography today.
To celebrate the exhibition, we invited Tate Collective to share their own photographic responses to the exhibition and its key themes around inherited tradition, family portraits and imagined futures.
We received over 100 submissions for this open call. 30 photographs were chosen for the billboards by our panel of judges, including artist, Koby Martin, photographer, Serena Brown, Tate curator, Jess Baxter and Soraya Chumroo, Tate’s Head of Design. All those selected have been paid for use of their work, which feature on billboards across London from 20 November – 4 December. Scroll down to see the photo submissions chosen by our panel.
Tate Collective is supported by Anthony and Sandra Gutman, The Rothschild Foundation and Tate Patrons.