Frames of Black Joy: Fashion, Photography and Agency – Autograph’s gallery

  • Region: London
  • Type: Talk
  • Cost: Free

Armet Francis’ 1970s Brixton Market fashion photography are playful and rare frames of black joy. A Jamaican-British photographer with an acute understanding of black consciousness, his images are life-affirming moments that celebrate the resilience and survival of African diasporic cultures.

Join us at Autograph’s gallery for this talk with Dr Christine Checinska, on Wednesday 6th December 2023, taking place surrounded by and in the context of Francis’ exhibition, Beyond the Black Triangle. The presentation and Q&A will run until 7:30pm, after which there will be an opportunity to view the exhibition. 

Checinska – who is the V&A’s Senior Curator of Africa and Diaspora: Textiles and Fashion and originator of the Africa Fashion exhibition – will draw on her own practice and research, using Francis’ exhibition as a jumping-off point to delve into key moments from Global African perspectives that have shaped the relationship between fashion, photography, style and agency from the 1950s to now.

The ticket price for this event is £5. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If this ticket price is unaffordable for you please get in touch with Harriet at about free ticketing options.

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