Feed Your Mind: Impressions Gallery, 50 Years in Yorkshire — Impressions Gallery

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Impressions Gallery, and this illustrated lunchtime talk hosted by our director and curator Anne McNeill, will celebrate our history and legacy.

Anne will bring to light the gallery’s beginnings in 1972 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.

This talk is taking place as part of Bradford Literature Festival 2022.

Image: Impressions Gallery reopens on Colliergate, York, in 1976.


  • Feed Your Mind: Impressions Gallery, 50 Years in Yorkshire — Impressions Gallery

    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).