Everything Young, which is basically a James Barnor’s archive.
It was produced during a career spanning more than sixty years. It covers a remarkable period in history, and bridges continents and photographic genres, as it creates a transatlantic narrative marked by his passionate interest in people and cultures.
Through the medium of portraiture, Barnor’s photographs represent societies in transition: Ghana moving towards its independence and London becoming a cosmopolitan, multicultural metropolis.
There are a lot more interesting photos in the exhibition in pretty decent color and larger in scale most of which I would have got snaps of if not for the lady manning the exhibition.
The 2nd exhibition titled The Paris Albums 1900, presents a selection of 200 portraits that Du Bois compiled for the volume, Types of American Negroes, Georgia, U.S.A. Retrospectively, Du Bois’ remarkable collection of photographs can be read as the origins of a visual construction of a new African-American identity.
As such, it provides an extraordinary insight into the conditions of black culture at the end of the nineteenth century, only thirty five years after the abolition of slavery.
The exhibition is on until the 27 of December 2010 so be sure to pass through and check it out. for further info just (click)
Loving bntl like a fat kid loves cake.