Vanley Burke is often described as the ‘Godfather of Black British Photography’. His iconic images have captured the evolving cultural landscape, social change, and stimulated debate in the UK. Burke played a key role in documenting protest in 1970s and 80s Birmingham, including Anti-Nazi League demonstrations and the Handsworth uprising. He photographed life in South Africa in the 1990s, as the Apartheid system crumbled, including the Sharpeville demonstration and Nelson Mandela’s birthday party. Both bodies of work are presented in this special exhibition No Time for Flowers.
This is a Street Level Photoworks off-site exhibition, programmed to coincide with Black History Month. Talk: Thurs 26th Oct 6pm. Street Level Photoworks.
348 Byres Rd
Street Level Photoworks