Limit(less) – a queer African journey to self-love

Christina Fonthes speaks to photographer Mikael Owunna about his project to celebrate queer African identities Read More

Unrest

by Karen Williams With the prevalence of Islam-related news headlines, it is tempting to forget that the everyday still takes place in Muslim-majority areas: the going to school, the heartbreak, food and dance, and through the centuries, the constant production of art. This is the context shaping the work of groundbreaking South African photographers Husain… Read More

Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience, 1950s – 1990s

by Black Cultural Archives Following their first exhibition Re-imagine: Black Women in Britain, the Black Cultural Archives present Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience, 1950-1990s from Thursday 15 January – Tuesday 30 June 2015. This new exhibition is the culmination of a seven year collaborative project between Black Cultural Archives and the Victoria and… Read More

Stuart Hall and Black British photography | Part 2

by Jagdish Patel In the UK, many photographers have used photography to examine their own identity, whether this identity rests in being black, their class, gender, sexuality or disability. In the period from the late 1960’s to the 1970’s many ‘white’ photographers also explored the social changes in Britain. This was a period when Britain… Read More

Stuart Hall and Black British photography | Part 1

by Jagdish Patel The death of Stuart Hall on the 10th February was marked by worldwide praise for ‘Britain’s leading cultural theorist’. (2014. Stuart Hall – obituary, Daily Telegraph, 10th February,) It is rare for an academic to receive accolades in the mainstream press, and this perhaps reflects how Hall presented his ideas, not only… Read More