African British photographer Ingrid Pollard joins us to talk about how the black experience of Englishness is conveyed through her work.
This photographer wrote a very interesting commentary of Pollard’s “Pastoral Interlude” photography exhibit from 1987, making us all the more eager to press our minds on the issue of British multiculturalism, and its hidden history with Africa and the Caribbean.
Photo credit: Ingrid Pollard
One of our brilliant curators Bryony wrote us this blurb for the event:
“Acclaimed British photographer Ingrid Pollard talks about her latest projects and wider photographic practice. Pollard first came to public attention in 1987 with Pastoral Interlude, a series of photographs about Black people’s experience of the English countryside. Steeped in the heritage of Wordsworth and the Romantic poets, her photographs explore the beauty of the English landscape and coastline, alongside the memories hidden within England’s history and its relationship to Africa and the Caribbean. Her interest in the layers of history is echoed in the accomplished use of 19th century photographic techniques. Pollard has been widely exhibited in Europe and America, including at the National Portrait Gallery (London) and Camerawork (San Francisco).”
Hope you’re looking forward to this as much as we are!
Saturday, 11th of August, 1 PM, FREE