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12/01/2023 - 18/02/2023

Contemporary - Photography & Film


Leah Gordon - KANAVAL

Tue-Sat: 11-6pm

In her exhibition KANAVAL, London-based artist, curator, filmmaker and writer Leah Gordon presents a series of black-and-white photographs from her long-term project of the same name.

Featuring revellers in diverse costumes, melding spiritual and political satire with masquerade and ritual in the town’s annual carnival, Kanaval was made over 25 years in Haiti’s southern commune of Jacmel and has culminated in an extraordinary repository of images and stories.

Showing alongside the photography will be Gordon’s award-nominated feature-length documentary Kanaval: A People’s History of Haiti in Six Chapters, which broadcast in selected cinemas in November and on BBC 4’s Arena on 27 November. Kanaval, a book of photographs and oral histories documenting carnival in Jacmel, has recently been republished by Here Press (November 2021).


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