No Time For Flowers

Vanley Burke

Hillhead Library, Glasgow

03 Oct - 30 Nov

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.


Hillhead Library
348 Byres Rd
G12 8AP

Street Level Photoworks
Trongate 103
G1 5HD

Further Information

Street Level Photoworks

Vanley Burke
African Liberation Day, 1977 © Vanley Burke