An online event introducing the book ‘Shining Lights’,

posted on: 20 September 2023

The Association for Art History in collaboration with Autograph is hosting an online event introducing the book ‘Shining Lights’,  a critical anthology delving into the ground-breaking achievements of Black women photographers in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s. This publication, adorned with captivating images, unlocks a treasure trove of British photographic history including a remarkable range of colour work reflecting the diversity of practice during the period. Published by MACK/ AUTOGRAPH, this important book sheds light on a significant and regrettably overlooked chapter.

The Association for Art History in collaboration with Autograph is hosting an online event introducing the book ‘Shining Lights’,  a critical anthology delving into the ground-breaking achievements of Black women photographers in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s. This publication, adorned with captivating images, unlocks a treasure trove of British photographic history including a remarkable range of colour work reflecting the diversity of practice during the period. This important book sheds light on a significant and regrettably overlooked chapter. 

Join Roshi Naidoo and myself for this Art History Festival talk and “in conversation” to witness the publication’s vibrant stories unfold and breathe life into the experiences of Black women photographers during this transformative period. Gain an intimate and authentic understanding of what it truly meant to be a trailblazing Black woman working with photography in that dynamic era.