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Shining Lights Black Women in Photography in the 1980's-90's

11th June


Joy Gregory uses Maxine Walker’s exhibition at Autograph as a starting point to highlight and celebrate the black women who were a driving force in independent UK photography throughout the 1980s and 90s.

Artists including, Zarina Bhimji, Sutupa Biswas, Maria Luiza Carvalho, Mona Hatoum, Mumtaz Karimji, Roshini Kempadoo, Jenny McKenzie, Ingrid Pollard, Menika van der Poorten, Maud Sulter, Mitra Tabrizian, Maxine Walker, Val Wilmer are just a few of the many women who were active.

In this talk, Gregory will reflect on the cultural landscape of the time and the publications, organisations, exhibitions, events and other work produced. Much of the material relating to this history is unarchived and may be lost. Systemic archiving before the internet was an unaffordable luxury for many, and the domain of established museums and institutions – where often these artists were under-represented.

Price: £4 - £5

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