This year marks the 50th anniversary of Impressions Gallery in Yorkshire, and we are celebrating with an illustrated lunchtime talk hosted by Anne McNeill, director and curator of Impressions.

Anne will bring to light the gallery’s beginnings as an exhibition in a corridor above a leather shop in York, its move to larger premises here in Bradford and how the world-class gallery is leading the way in challenging attitudes towards photography.

As part of the gallery’s Feed Your Mind series, this event will look back at highlights of exhibitions over the years, explore some of the books published by Impressions and showcase the ground-breaking programming still to come.


About The Curator

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Anne McNeill

In a career spanning nearly four decades Anne McNeill has played a key role in British photography as a curator, writer and educator. She is Director of Impressions Gallery, Bradford, a charity that helps people understand the world through photography and acts as an agent for change.   

Curated exhibitions include Cockroach Diaries and other stories by Anna Fox, shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse International Photography Award (2008), In Which Language Do We Dream?  (2021)  a co-authored project that considers the power of representation from the prospective of the al-Hindawi family. 

Recent essays include Zanele Muholi  Granta Art + Photography (2019) We are not in the Shadows Bluecoat Press (2020), Breathing Space Autograph-ABP (2021).