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Here and Now - Black History Month photography exhibition

Where: Brady Arts Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, London E1 5HU
When: Monday to Friday, 9am-7pm, Saturday, 10am-4pm 

Preview: Thursday 5 October 2023, 6-8pm
Price: Free

Alternative Arts presents a collection of the most dynamic and diverse contemporary black photographers. They explore history and identity with a series of stunning images.

The images explore a wide range of contemporary topics inspired by:

  • African and Caribbean culture in London,
  • unknown fishermen in Lagos,
  • memories of a mixed race childhood,
  • Nigerian cuisine,
  • the rich tapestry of Somali experiences,
  • with interweaving narratives and social celebrations.

The online exhibition will be launched on 5 October.



  • Asiko celebrates the black woman as a mother inspired by Renaissance images.
  • Fatima Ali experiments with abstract image making.
  • Rio Blake captures intimate portraits at the Notting Hill Carnival.
  • Samantha Brown uses nature to represent the spirit of the person in the portrait.
  • Raymond Daley documents expressions of African & Caribbean culture in London.
  • Tzion Essel explores the dreamlike, painterly quality of romantic pictorialism.
  • Taishan Henry observes the alternative rap musician, Denzel Himself.
  • Tanesha Lewis explores memories of her mixed-race childhood.
  • Trisha McCauley presents a selection of images about the history of the Royal Docks.
  • Mohamed Mohamud spotlights the rich tapestry of Somali experiences.
  • Olufemi Olaiya highlights the involvement of African soldiers in the World Wars.
  • Nicholas Olawunmi focuses on ingredients common in Nigerian cuisine.
  • Keleenna Onyeaka photographed fisherman, while crossing a bridge in Lagos.
  • Stefan Pyne records the waveforms on the Cornish coast.



Curated by Sarah Ainslie and Maggie Pinhorn

The exhibition will also be launched online

For further information and images contact info@alternativearts.co.uk