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08/09/2022 - 01/10/2022

New Work - Photography


James Barnor, Benji Reid, Alexis Peskine & Zana Masombuka - In the Light

Tue-Sat: 12:30-5:30pm

October Gallery presents In the Light, an exhibition featuring the artists James Barnor, Benji Reid, Alexis Peskine and Zana Masombuka.

Between its invention - almost 200 years ago - and the post-modern present, artists have adopted the unique medium of photography in an astonishing variety of ways and to very different ends. From the 1960s onwards, photography within the African Diaspora has been adapted as a medium to construct and contextualise post-colonial narratives; as a tool to condition socio-political change; and as a means of exploring and expressing the intrinsic complexities of identity itself.

In the Light examines the inherent qualities of this ever-changing medium by focussing in on several contemporary artists who, by connecting photography to a pan-African aesthetic, are reimagining the medium while extending its reach into new and surprising areas.


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