Vanley Burke

Boy with Flag, Handsworth Park, 1970

Framed gelatin silver print


Signed on verso
16 x 20 inches / 40 x 50 cm
Edition of 12

Only 3 Available

Vanley Burke is a British Jamaican photographer and artist. Burke arrived in the UK (Birmingham) in 1965 aged 15. A love of photography was sparked when he received a camera from his mother when he was 10, and once here in the city, he began documenting the lives and experiences of Black people, from everyday events to anti-racist marches. His photographs capture experiences of his community’s arrival in Britain, the different landscapes and cultures he encountered, the different ways of survival and experiences of the wider African-Caribbean community. His photography sought to counteract any perception of negative or stereotypical imagery of black people found in mainstream media. This print sits in a beautiful wooden black frame. Frame dimension are 62 x 55 x 3.5 cm. Please allow 2-4 weeks for framing and shipping.

This photograph is part of The Black Triangle, an exhibition on the civil rights and anti-racist movements in the UK, USA and South Africa. (7th of October – 3rd of December 2022). Email for a full list of works.

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