ASTONish Masterclass with Dr Mark Sealy MBE

ASTONish presents its first Masterclass in this series:

Following a series of powerful Masterclasses from its sister programme RE:Present, Birmingham Hippodrome and Lara Ratnaraja would like to invite you to attend our first ASTONish Masterclass with Dr Mark Sealy MBE - Director of Autograph ABP. Please join us for this FREE event.

Dr Mark Sealy MBE

Dr Mark Sealy MBE

Dr Mark Sealy MBE - Director Autograph ABP
Mark was appointed Director of Autograph ABP in 1991. He was awarded the Hood Medal for services to photography in 2007 by the Royal Photographic Society, and in January 2013 he was awarded an MBE for services to photography. He gained his PhD candidate at Durham University, where his research focused on photography and cultural violence. He has curated several major exhibitions, and his many publications include Different (Phaidon 2001) with Professor Stuart Hall.

Autograph ABP

Established in 1988 with the mission of advocating the inclusion of historically marginalised photographic practices, Autograph ABP is a charity that works internationally in photography and film, cultural identity, race, representation and human rights.

Autograph ABP is based in London where it runs a photography gallery and a programme of talks and educational activities. It also works internationally promoting exhibitions, events and publications.

For more information about Autograph ABP visit their website at

Our free ASTONish Masterclasses spotlight the best of diverse cultural leadership as part of the innovative ASTONish programme which supports both emerging and established cultural leaders in Aston and Newtown.

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Spaces are limited so book your free place now via Eventbrite 

Join us to hear Mark share his insights into leadership, the challenges he faced and how he has created his achievements and success. This event is open to all and will include a drinks and canapé reception and networking opportunities.

This masterclass is in partnership with GRAIN Photography Hub, New Art West Midlands, Aston Business School and CREATE.