Four Corners’ exhibitions explore socially engaged photography and film, tracing connections between the past and the present.  

Our exhibitions are open to everyone. Exhibitions are always free and often accompanied by a lively public programme of talks and events.

Alongside our own programme, we collaborate on projects that explore socially-conscious themes, and have a soft spot for experiments in analogue. Read our curatorial statement here.

The Gallery is also available to hire



Thu 1 February 2024 – Sun 1 March 2026

The People's Gallery

Our new project exploring the history of socially-engaged photography and film in East London. 


Fri 5 July 2024 – Sat 3 August 2024

I Am Who I Am Now: Selections from the Bengali Photo Archive

A unique insight into the everyday life of the Bengali East End of London.


Photography on the Move: The Half Moon Touring Shows 1976 - 1984

Fri 24 November 2023 – Sat 27 January 2024

Discover how trailblazing photography exhibitions toured 1970s Britain with the help of a humble laminating machine.

Chile 50: Political Art, Solidarity and Resistance

Tue 12 September 2023 – Sat 23 September 2023

This exhibition explored how political art in Chile was used to sustain solidarity and resistance in the face of incarceration, torture and exile. 

Conditions of Living: Home and Homelessness in London’s East End

Fri 30 June 2023 – Sat 2 September 2023

This exhibition explored photographic representations of poor housing and homelessness in East London for over 100 years.

Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point

Fri 10 June 2022 – Thu 15 September 2022

An exhibition of photographs by Paul Trevor celebrating east London's Bengali activists of 1978.

Photographing Protest: Resistance through a Feminist Lens

Fri 18 March 2022 – Sat 7 May 2022

This exhibition revealed striking protest images by feminist photographers across generations, from 1968 to the present day.

PHOTO OXFORD: Images of Liberation

Fri 15 October 2021 – Thu 2 December 2021

Never before-seen images capture the fiery beginnings of the UK women’s liberation movement in an exhibition as part of Photo Oxford 2021 showcasing the work of activist photographer Sally Fraser.

My name is Sara

Fri 27 August 2021 – Sat 18 September 2021

We hosted My name is Sara, an exhibition by Sara Davidmann drawing upon themes of family, post-memory and the Holocaust.

Roman Road Stories

Tue 8 June 2021 – Sat 19 June 2021

We transformed Roman Road into a public photography exhibition, with street photography displayed in local shop windows. 

Dream. Snap. Freedom: Radical Play Through Photography

Mon 16 November 2020 – Fri 18 December 2020

A digital programme curated by five Central Saint Martins' MA students, exploring expressions of passion and joy in socially-engaged photography.

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Another Eye: Women Refugee Photographers in Britain after 1933

Thu 9 July 2020 – Thu 29 October 2020

Discover the remarkable women who escaped Nazi persecution and helped to transform photography in Britain.

Heartfield: One Man’s War

Thu 31 October 2019 – Sat 8 February 2020

Armed with scissors, paste and acerbic wit, John Heartfield used photomontage as a political weapon.

This exhibition revisited 33 of Heartfield’s scathingly satirical artworks alongside a fascinating collection of historic artefacts.

Salon 19: New Approaches in Photography

Thu 17 October 2019 – Sat 26 October 2019

An annual exhibition of new work by sixteen artist/photographers participating in our London Creative Network (LCN) programme.

Radical Visions: Camerawork Revisited

Fri 15 March 2019 – Sat 4 May 2019

Taking place at FORMAT19 Festival, this exhibition explored the enduring influence of Camerawork magazine. 

East End Suffragettes: The Photographs of Norah Smyth

Fri 2 November 2018 – Sat 16 February 2019

This first-ever exhibition brought Norah Smyth’s original photographs back to East London, 100 years after they were taken.

Radical Visions: The Early History of Four Corners and Camerawork

Fri 15 June 2018 – Sat 22 September 2018

Emerging out of the 1970s community arts movement, neighbouring organisations Four Corners and Camerawork championed socially-engaged, experimental approaches to filmmaking and photography.

This exhibition explored their radical visions. 

Partisan Coffee House

Fri 5 May 2017 – Sat 27 May 2017

Featuring unseen photographs by Roger Mayne, this exhibition explored the fascinating story of the Partisan Coffee House, founded by radical historian Raphael Samuel and cultural theorist Stuart Hall.