A Slice Of Lagos’ by Sesu Tilley-Gyado. ‘Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther (the world’s first black Bishop), and Missionaries’
Even solid air is a phosphorescent body.
[First photograph ever taken by phosphorescent light. The face is that of Mr. Tesla, and the source of light is one of his phosphorescent bulbs. Time of exposure, eight minutes. Date of photograph January, 1894.]
NATURE 1902 | Nature, Volume LXVI, May to October 1902
Again: provoking by poking at time-tested stereotypes.
- The mechanized quality of the black body/the black body as an object of labor.
- Keith Haring’s afro-inspired graffiti, paired with afro-inspired dress. Drawing reference to primitivism.
- Androgyny and play in Jean-Goude’s portrait of Jones. The masculine yet steamily sexual quality of black women, as depicted in many media.
- Display of the female body and itemizing of black female body parts, as conveyed through collage.