Iconic Jamaican Photos for London Exhibition
Select photographs from school students who participated in the Jamaica National Building Society Foundation’s (JN Foundation) Resolution Project will go on display in London from July 18 to August 15.
The students’ photos will be part of a larger exhibition of works by UK-Jamaican Photographer, Neil Kenlock, which will be on display at the JNBS UK Office at Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre in London.
The JN Resolution Project is an annual programme of the JN Foundation, which equips and trains youngsters in rural high schools in photography and advocacy, as tools to inspire positive change in their communities.
Saffrey Brown, General Manager of the JN Foundation said that through their photographs, “young people across Jamaica take us into their communities and homes, the places they know best, and share their lives with us.”
She pointed out that their photographs were “revelatory, keenly observed and poignant. They demonstrate the ability of art to teach and to transform, as the participants in the project learn new skills and ways of seeing and communicating in ways they never knew before.”
Ms. Brown also noted that Mr. Kenlock’s photographs convey the energy, originality and style of Jamaican culture, including reggae stars such as Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Toots and The Maytals, Big Youth and Delroy Wilson.
“He captured iconic images, such as Michael Manley; as well as, Her Royal Highness, the Queen of England, and other heads of states,” she added.
Persons can view the exhibition from Mondays to Saturdays between the hours of noon to 7:00 p.m.
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