Alternative Arts presents a collection of the most dynamic and diverse contemporary black photographers exploring history and identity with a series of stunning images inspired by courage, carnival, gender equality, climate change, survival and freedom. The show is a celebration of black culture, demonstrating new perspectives in photography.
Photographers include: Kenny Alabi, Fatima Ali, Asiko, Chris Batantu, Rio Blake, Samantha Brown, Raymond Daley, George Dyer, Jacqui Ennis-Cole, Tzion Essel, Marlan Henry, Elsie Kibue-Ngare, Wamaitha Ng'ang'a, Angela Ogunfojuri, Olufemi Olaiya, Keleenna Onyeaka, Dola Posh, Shainy Vilo.
Curated by Sarah Ainslie and Maggie Pinhorn.
The exhibition will also be launched online
Source: Alternative Arts
Royal Male (2022)
Royal Male forms part of a trilogy entitled KINGS, this section features a series of stamps on which the monarch's figure is replaced with that of a young black male adorned with a crown.
The work is inspired by American visual artist Kehinde Wiley whose paintings "quote historical sources and position young black men within the field of power."
The project speaks to the societal denial of recognition of value, whilst sparking a narrative of empowerment.