A special tour of the Brighton Photo Biennial 2016 exhibition The Dandy Lion Project
Join some of The Dandy Lion Project photographers for an informal talk on their included works and their wider prhotographic practice .
The Dandy Lion Project explores global expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon against the backdrop of contemporary life. The exhibition presents more than 150 images from over thirty photographers and filmmakers and is curated from an international open call by US curator, Shantrelle P. Lewis. The first comprehensive exhibition of its kind, this project highlights young men in cityscapes, defying stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black male identity, by adopting Edwardian-era fashion and fusing this with traditional African sartorial sensibilities. Following acclaimed showings at Museum of Contemporary Photography - Chicago and Museum of African Diaspora - San Francisco, this European premiere of The Dandy Lion Project will also include a digital element featuring vintage family and archive images from a special call–out. A book accompanying the exhibition will be published by Aperture in Spring 2017.
(Image © Hanif Abdur-Rahim, Ubiquitous SWAG, 2010)
Find out more about the events and free exhibitions that make up Brighton Photo Biennial 2016 at bpb.org.uk