links & further reading


Image from ‘Women and Work’ 1975 ©Hackney Flashers

Recent websites and articles:

In Photography and Culture Na’ama Klorman-Eraq discusses the photographic and cultural activities of the Hackney Flashers.

Hackney Flashers featured by Photoworks, organisers of the Brighton Photo Biennial

Hackney Flashers on Wikipedia

‘Who’s Holding the Baby?’ on Museo Reine Sofia website

‘Women and Work, 1975’, article on the Hackney Flashers published in Aperture by
Dr Noni Stacey – Community Photography: Radicalism and a Culture of Protest in the London-based Photography Collectives of the 1970s (PhD awarded 2017, University of the Arts London) – funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council

Hackney Flashers on Radical History of Hackney

‘Here’s to the Collective’, a new article by Liz Heron about the Hackney Flashers and other collectives

Hackney childcare campaigners today Friends of Hackney Nurseries

Hackney Flashers member’s websites:

Sally Greenhill             

Liz Heron

Christine Roche

About Hackney Flashers members:

An Dekker

Michael Ann Mullen

Jo Spence

ARTICLES, BOOKS AND CATALOGUES on the Hackney Flashers or relevant to their work

John Tagg, Angela Kelly and Paul Hill, Three Perspectives on Photography, Catalogue of Arts Council exhibition (London, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1979)

Liz Heron, Who’s still holding the camera? in ‘Photography Politics: One’, (London, Photography Workshop, 1979). Republished as ‘Quién se ocupa de la cámara?’ in Fotografía y activismo, ed. Jorge Luis Marzo, Editorial Gustavo Gili, (Barcelona, 2006).

Jo Spence: Beyond the Perfect Image, Photography, Subjectivity, Antagonism, 2005, on occasion of exhibition at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona October 27, 2005-January 15, 2006. Published Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Curators Jorge Ribalta and Terry Dennett

Matthew Higgs and Paul Noble, Protest and Survive exhibition catalogue, (Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2000)

Derrick Price, ‘Surveyors and Surveyed’, in Wells, Liz (ed), Photography: A Critical Introduction, (London and New York: Routledge, 2004, Third Edition)

Caroline Douglas and Jill Constantine, Transmitter Receiver: The Persistence of Collage, catalogue of An Arts Council Collection exhibition,  Hayward Publishing, (London, 2011)

Jo Spence, Putting Myself in the Picture, (London, Camden Press, 1986)

John Walker, Left Shift: Radical Art in 1970s Britain, Walker, John A., (London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2002)

Val Williams, The Other Observers: Women Photographers in Britain 1900 to the Present, (London: Virago Press, 1986)

‘Hackney Flashers’ box file, at Women’s Art Slide Library, Goldsmiths Library

Hackney Flashers website development assisted by Angela Stapleford


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