Posted by: amartinmhc | September 17, 2014

Black Chronicles II: Exhibit of photographic portraits of black people in Victorian Britain

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/sep/15/black-chronicles-ii-victorians-photography-exhibition-rivington-place

Here is a link to an article about a new exhibit in London titled “Black Chronicles II.”  It brings together a series of Victorian photographs, most from the late 19th century, all of which have black people as their subjects — images of a South African choir, various cartes de visite, a portrait of Sara Forbes Bonetta taken by Julia Margaret Cameron, and colonial photographs of “friendly Zulus,” to name just a few. If you click on the link at the top of the article (“Hidden Histories”), you can see more examples of the photographs.

Member of the African Choir, 1891

Member of the African Choir, 1891


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