Arts & Culture

Neil Kenlock in Conversation with Eddie Otchere

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | 27 January 2021
Online | Free

Neil Kenlock is an acclaimed photographer and media professional who has lived in London since coming to Britain from Jamaica in 1963. His photography has been at the forefront of black British culture and history since the 1960s.

He is well-known for his official photographs of the UK Black Panther movement and his work has been central in documenting the rise of anti-racist struggle in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s.

Neil was also the staff photographer for the West Indian World newspaper, the first national newspaper to address and cater to the black community. In 1979, he co-founded ROOT, Britain’s first black lifestyle magazine and co-founded Choice FM in 1990, the UK first-ever licensed radio station broadcasting playing music of black origin.

Eddie Otchere is a British-Ghanaian London-based curator and photographer whose solo and collaborative projects employ photography and sound to recount the Black British experience in art spaces. He is perhaps best known for his striking images of hip-hop legends including Jay-Z and the Wu-Tang Clan. Otchere exhibits his photography, performs sonic soundtracks and curates art within the UK and abroad. He has a joint exhibition ‘Futur Noir’ now showing at South London’s San Mei Gallery.

Emelia Kenlock manages the Neil Kenlock photographic Archive. As the creative director she oversees a range of business, including curation, licence agreements and partnerships. She also manages Neil’s Expectations Legacy project, which received Heritage Lottery funding. During that project she produced the first ever photography building take-over at the Black Cultural Archives. She also published Neil’s first solo photography book titled Expectations.

Register to attend here

The event will be chaired by Dr Veronica Poku (lecturer in Educational Studies, Goldsmiths)

NB: A zoom link will be sent out nearer the time to registered attendees only.

This event is part sponsored by Goldsmiths Race Equality Group.

All images courtesy of Neil Kenlock

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