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12 Sep 2012

22nd September. Vanley Burke: By the Rivers of Birminiam

Vanley Burke’s ‘By the rivers of Birminiam’ was presented at the MAC Birmingham from the 22nd September to Sunday the 18th November 2012. It’s presentation and subsequent exhibition was part pf the MAC at 50 celebration event.

Vanley Burke, ‘Boy With a Flag’, Wilfred, in Handworth Park, 1970.

“By the Rivers of Birminam will bring together 100 new and existing images for the first time which explore the history of the Caribbean community in the city from 1967 to present day. Curated by Lynda Morris, the exhibition charts Vanley Burke’s practice over the last 45 years, during which time he has produced what is considered to be the greatest photographic document of Caribbean people in post-war Britain, detailing the experience of Black people in the UK and their community identity. Birmingham press.