Vron Ware

The Black People’s Day of Action, March 2nd 1981

Framed gelatin silver print


Signed on verso
16 x 12 inches / 40 x 30 cm
Edition of 15

Only 3 Available

Vron Ware is a writer and photographer. On 2 March 1981, she attended The Black People’s Day of Action in solidarity with the community, documenting the event for the anti-racist, anti-fascist magazine, Searchlight. Her photographs bear witness to this historic national demonstration. On Sunday 18 January 1981, an arson attack at 439 New Cross Road, London, resulted in the deaths of thirteen young Black Londoners. This devastating tragedy was overlooked by national media and the government and, in a climate where police routinely treated Black victims of crime as suspects, forensic investigations failed to find the cause of the fire, a crime which remains unsolved. The community responded by forming the New Cross Massacre Action Committee, chaired by John La Rose and organising a ‘Black People’s Day of Action’. Ware lives and works in London, where she is currently a visiting professor at the London School of Economics.This print sits in a beautiful wooden black frame. Frame dimension are 55 x 40.5 x 3 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 info@atlasgallery.com for a full list of works.

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