The Organised Youth Project to Host an Exhibition Featuring the Work of Neil Kenlock

tumblr_mrvhuccQJC1sb2duao1_1280The Organised Youth Project (a London-based collective of 13-25 year olds), are curating an exhibition this October to coincide with the Black History Month celebrations in the UK in October.

Taking place at the Photofusion Gallery, the work of Neil Kenlock, the official photographer of the British Black Panther will be showcased in an exhibition entitled ‘British Black Panthers Exhibition’. A documentary film will also accompany the exhibition.

The Organised Youth project, were inspired by the youthful activism of the British Panthers and hoped to present their history to a new generation.

Lizzy King, Photofusion Community Programme Manager, said: “This important project has proven to everyone that young people are more than capable of working with living history. The group have worked together and across generational, social and racial boundaries to produce a sensitive and informative body of work that will stand as an educational and creative resource for their own and future generations. The archived recordings and images will ensure that we are able to appreciate the stories of the racial and social struggle that went before.”

The documentary will feature interviews from ‘Devils Advocate’ presenter Darcus Howe, Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson and many more.

All interview transcripts will be donated to a local public archive, so that the legacy of this project will be free and accessible for future generations.  A limited edition book of the transcripts and images will also be available.

This project has been organised by Photofusion with funding from the Heritage Lottery’s Young Roots Fund.



British Black Panthers exhibition

Photofusion Gallery, 17a Electric Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LA

Private View: 6pm -10pm Tuesday, October 15th

Public Exhibition: 10am -5.30pm Wednesday, October 16th – Saturday, October 26th (8.30 Thursdays, closed Sundays)

Contact: Lizzy King +44 207 738 5774 +44 7919 231 135 lizzy@photofusion.org

Web links:

Organised Youth www.organisedyouth.com

Photofusion www.photofusion.org

National Heritage Lottery www.hlf.org.uk


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Myvanwy Evans

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