Aperture presents: Artist Conversation with Joy Gregory and Alona Pardo

Thursday 11 May 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Screening Room

The Honeymoon © Joy Gregory

In advance of a groundbreaking publication recognizing the output of Black women photographers in 1980s and ’90s Britain, edited by Joy Gregory, Gregory is joined by Alona Pardo to discuss the strong relationship between Black photographers in the UK and the US.

Ticket Price: £9.50



Joy Gregory is a British photographer of Jamaican heritage. She studied Photography at Manchester Polytechnic (1981-4) and the Royal College of Art (1984-6). Her practice is concerned with social and political issues often making reference to particular histories and cultural differences, which characterise contemporary society.

She has exhibited all over the world and shown in many biennales and festivals and is also the recipient of numerous awards. Her work is in many collections including; the UK Arts Council Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, and Yale British Art Collection.





Alona Pardo is a Curator at Barbican Art Gallery, London. She has curated and edited several exhibitions and accompanying publications, including most recently: Masculinities: Liberation through Photography (2020); Trevor Paglen: From Apple to Anomaly (2019); Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing (2018); Vanessa Winship: And Time Folds (2018); Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins (2018) and Richard Mosse: Incoming (2017), amongst others. Her forthcoming project RE/SISTERS: A Lens on Gender and Ecology will open at the Barbican Art Gallery in October 2023.