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Making Jamaica Photography Exhibit in London


Venue: Rivington Place in Shoreditch, London

Host: Autograph ABP

Making Jamaica: Photography from the 1890s explores how a new image of Jamaica was created through photography in the late nineteenth century. More than 70 historical photographs, lantern slides and stereocards reveal the carefully constructed representation of this transitional period in Jamaica’s history. For first time, its people are depicted as an industrious nation post-emancipation, and their surroundings as a desirable tourist destination and tropical commodity.

This is a free exhibition and has been curated by Dr Mark Sealy MBE and Renée Mussai of Autograph ABP. For more details, see the exhibition site here.

Father Purcell & Converts, c. 1890 (Caribbean Photo Archive/Autograph ABP)

Father Purcell & Converts, c. 1890 (Caribbean Photo Archive/Autograph ABP)