More in Power and Glory: Black History Month Photography Exhibition

Power and Glory: Black History Month Photography Exhibition

Brady Arts Centre

6 October - 29 October

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.

Kenny Alabi expresses her view of being an identical twin.

Fatima Ali presents multiple images of her hands.

Asiko explores the history and cultural meaning of African hairstyles.

Chris Batantu sees the world through various frames, built from a difficult upbringing.

Rio Blake reflects real London culture in a cinematic, intimate style.

Samantha Brown overlays images of water with text surrounding the history of enslavement trade routes.

Raymond Daley captures the Child Q protest held in Hackney.

George Dyer features a series of stamps on which young black men are adorned with crowns.

Jacqui Ennis Cole shows portraits of Mary who endures living with sickle cell anemia.

Tzion Essel describes Melancholy as the driving force behind her work.

Marlan Henry observes real black fathers and children in their everyday lives.

Elsie Kibue-Ngare wraps herself in a Khanga-Leso to reconnect with her Kenyan roots.

Wamaitha Ng’ang’a questions how climate change will affect women in rural areas of the global south.

Angela Ogunfojuri explores the hypermasculinity of black men without space to express their softer side.

Olufemi Olaiya sheds light on the contributions & accomplishments of refugees in the UK.

Keleenna Onyeaka examines the idea of Indigo as a colour which exemplifies black dignity.

Dola Posh looks at the delicate, life-changing experience of being a new mother.

192-196 Hanbury Street, E1 5HU


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Preview Evening



This marks the opening of both the photography exhibition in situ and celebrates the wider Black History Month programme across Tower Hamlets. It is an opportunity to come after hours, enjoy the work on display and meet some of the artists.

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