See Me Here!
A unique night photographic installation
23 - 29 September
Photographer Liz Johnson-Artur explores what it is to be a photographer and the significance of the captured image as she mines its anthropological power and its universal ability to celebrate, or demonise, all within its focus.
For over 25 years Liz Johnson-Artur, camera in hand, has lived vicariously through several lenses, moving unnoticed across South London, recording a world full of contradictions where its regeneration has opened up a hidden world and asked the question "is it better to live in plain sight without political or economic power and just celebrate being kings and queens in your own space?".
Black Cultural Archives launches the first night photographic installation, See Me Here!, with a project created in conjunction with Dean Ricketts (The Watch-Men Agency) and Liz Johnson-Artur. Images captured in South London will be projected onto the walls of the archive, and viewers will also hear voices from our oral history collection and music that complements the photographs.
Presented in association with Afropunk London.
Launch event on Friday 23 September, 7.30pm – 9.00pm
On display from sunset 7.30pm – 11.00pm until 29 September. The installation will be visible from Windrush Square, Brixton.
See Me Here! will continue as a digital exhibition in partnership with Afropunk London, presenting Liz Johnson-Artur’s stunning collection and some of the most iconic photographs captured during the festival celebrating the contemporary aesthetics, creativity, and expression of Black Londoners.
The Digital Archive Box
This autumn we are launching The Digital Archive Box our digital exhibition space as part of Google Cultural Institute. The first in the series of online exhibits will include See Me Here! in collaboration with Afropunk London on 1 October 2016. A reflection of contemporary Black London through art and photography captured at the inaugural Afropunk London 2016 festival.
Check out more upcoming digital exhibitions via Black Cultural Archives' Digital Archive Box.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BLACK CULTURAL ARCHIVES
Founded in 1981, the Black Cultural Archives’ mission is to collect, preserve and celebrate the heritage and history of Black people in Britain. Learn more about the work we do, visit bcaheritage.org.uk