Hackney Flashers was a radical feminist photography collective, which I’ve previously written about here.
They have recently launched their own website, which is great to see: http://hackneyflashers.com/
There will be a 40 year anniversary event about the group (and its relevance / resonances with today) at Chats Palace this Sunday:
HACKNEY FLASHERS EXPOSED: 40th Anniversary of a Women’s Photographic Collective, 1974-1980
Sunday 12th October 2014, 2-5pm
Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, London E9 6DF
The Hackney Flashers Collective was active as a feminist agitprop group in London 1974 -1980. The group produced two photographic/graphic exhibitions addressing complex ideas about women’s lives as workers and as mothers, inside and outside the home: Women and Work and Who’s Holding the Baby.
To mark the recent launch of the Hackney Flashers website the group are calling a meeting of the generations: how did they work as a collective in the 1970s? How is the struggle for the most basic of women’s rights being carried on now, forty years later? A rare chance to see some of the exhibition panels from the time and to discuss work still to be done. Free and open to all. Should be exciting!