09 June 2021

Class Photos to appear in Tate Britain book

Back in 2018-19, our year 3 classes took part in an exciting project with the Tate Britain to document and capture how school children in London look.  The images were displayed in the Tate and some have now been selected to appear in a book that is being produced as a follow up.  If your child is now in Venus class at EPS or Chestnut class at Brigstock, please read the following statement from Tate.

”As you know, the School has been very proud to have participated in the artist Steve McQueen’s Year 3 Project, which saw our year 3 class photographs included in an exhibition at Tate Britain alongside thousands of other class photographs from across London as part of an artwork.

I am pleased to announce that the class photographs taken by Tate in 2018-2019 of our Year 3 class(es) have been selected for inclusion in a book alongside essays that reflect on the artwork and the themes of identity, citizenship, racial equality, community and belonging.

Our class photo will appear alongside around 300 other class photographs in a section separate from the essays. As with the artwork, the photographs do not include the name of the school or any pupil. Tate will gift a copy of the book to the school and it will also be available for sale online and in bookstores. As a non-commercial project, profits generated from sales (if any) will support Tate’s ongoing public and charitable work.

Please could you let Mr Robins or Miss Hall know by Fri 14th June if you object to use of your child’s image in the class photograph which will appear in the book, for example if your circumstances have changed.

You will have already given permission for your child’s image to have been used, if your child appeared in the photographs but Tate have asked that we check in case people’s circumstances have changed.  This will be a lovely book to have in school and we will share details of how to purchase the book should you want a copy for yourself, once we have those details.




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Published on 9th June, 2021

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