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Peckham 24 2023: Body Language  

Peckham 24 2023: Body Language  
© Image courtesy of exhibiting artist Melanie Issaka

Established in 2016, by curator Vivienne Gamble and artist Jo Dennis, Peckham24 has become a vibrant annual platform that spotlights new work from contemporary and emerging photographic artists.

This year’s artistic programme is curated on the theme of BODY LANGUAGE. Taking the protest slogan, “My body, my choice”, as the starting point, the exhibitions and events programme explores a wide range of artists’ responses to the body as a personal and political canvas. Some of the artist’s showing work are Hoda Afshar who’s series Woman Life Freedom uses oversized prints of social media images to challenge a narrative of traditional photojournalism. Ankita Das with His Body is a Language, a playful look at the ways we choose to present ourselves within the thorny space of online dating. As well as a group exhibition, Notes on a Native Son: After Baldwin curated by Emma Bowkett and Jermaine Francis, which brings together nine Black artists whose work expands and challenges contemporary representations of Black men in the UK and North America.

Spectrum worked closely with the Peckham 24 curatorial team and its exhibiting artists to produce a variety of works. This included digital C-type prints, fine art giclée prints, as well as installations on vinyl and blueback, along with bespoke mounted prints and framed works.

Peckham 24 begins at 6pm on Friday 12th May, with late night exhibitions openings across galleries, warehouses and railway arches. This creative corner south of the river will transform for the weekend into a bustling hub for photography lovers from across the world.

For the full list of participating artists, and extensive public programme of exhibitions, talks and events head over to


Peckham24 2023

12th-14th May

Copeland Park & Bussey Building

Free admission