Vanley Burke: Capturing the past and celebrating the present


Vanley Burke will be talking about his collecting, his ideas and philosophies, and the Vanley Burke Archive, which is deposited at Birmingham Archives and Heritage.

Date Tuesday 16th October 2012

Location: Library Theatre, Central Library, Birmingham, B3 3HQ

Time 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Audience Open to all.  Free admission.
Please contact Izzy Mohammed for further details on 0121 464 1607

Internationally renowned photographer Vanley Burke has been documenting the world around him since 1967.  His photographs of the African Caribbean community in his home in Handsworth are a unique record of the community from the inside.  His photographs show the people of Handsworth at work and play.  These images are complemented by posters, fliers and other community-produced literature forming an in-depth picture of the place in which he lives and works.

A catalogue of Vanley’s collections can be found on our Connecting Histories website and more images and information about Handsworth’s vibrant past and present are available through our Digital Handsworth website.

Vanley also has an exhibition By The Rivers of Birminam at the Midlands Art Centre and an upcoming exhibition at Birmingham Central Library.

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