The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, July 24, 2014


"Growing Up Black" by Dennis Morris a chronicle of black Britain in the 60s and 70s
Dennis Morris, Riding into the world. Hackney 1976 © Dennis Morris.
LONDON.- Growing Up Black charts not just the history of Black Britain but Britain itself. Published by Autograph ABP, the renowned photographer Dennis Morris captures intimate moments within the black community, his images recording the frequently contested history of the first generation to call themselves black.

Dennis Morris started his career as a photographer at an early age. He was 11 years old when one of his photographs was printed on the front page of the Daily Mirror. As a young boy in the church choir, he was given a camera which was to spark his lifelong passion for photography. Growing Up Black is a beautifully designed, thought provoking monograph which documents domestic life in 1960s and 70s Hackney, East London, where Morris moved with his family aged 4.

To accompany the black and white photographs and Morris’ own text are four compelling essays by key commentators on black culture – essayist and broadcaster, Professor Stuart Hall; writer and lecturer Kobena Mercer; author, broadcaster and award winning columnist, Gary Younge; and Director of Autograph ABP, Mark Sealy.

Limited to an edition of 500 with a signed silver gelatin print by Dennis Morris, Growing Up Black blurs the boundaries between social commentary and art object and reveals the foundations of Dennis Morris’ photographic journey.

‘In this selection from his archive, Dennis Morris gives us a beautifully well-judged and eloquent portrait of the black diaspora, frozen at a particular moment in time. It is pregnant with anticipations of what is still to come, infused with future possibilities. We are invited to read these images backwards and forwards. Growing up black in the 1970s, they suggest, was not so much a state of being as a state of becoming.’ Stuart Hall

Dennis Morris
With a career spanning more than 20 years, and a CV that reads like a Who’s Who of popular music and culture, Dennis Morris has photographed some of the most iconic musicians of the time including Bob Marley, Marianne Faithful, the Sex Pistols, Public Image Limited, The Stone Roses, Oasis, Radiohead, Goldie, and The Prodigy. He has exhibited worldwide and had his work published in a numerous prestigious titles as well as several standalone publications. His photographs are highly collectable and are owned by the V&A and English Heritage. A selection of photographs from Growing Up Black are part of the permanent collection of the Hackney Museum, London.



Today's News

December 20, 2011

Capitoline Museums exhibition compares two paintings of Baby Jesus by Pintoricchio

Napa vintner Jan Shrem donates $10 million for new museum of art at UC Davis

Christie's to offer the Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen, Jr. Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain

Eykyn Maclean launches new London gallery with Cy Twombly: Works from the Sonnabend Collection

Bonhams Knightsbridge to offer free verbal valuations in second 'Open House' in January

Northern Art Prize exhibition brings together the work of shortlisted artists at the Leeds Art Gallery

Jan Peters, prominent figure in American contemporary craft movement, dies at 64

One of Wales's most prized ancient masterpieces is secured by National Museum Wales

Ayyam Gallery presents recent canvases by Syrian painter Tammam Azzam in "Dirty Laundry"

Steven Holl Architects' Cité de l'Océan et du Surf wins award in 2011 annual design review

Don Presley's New Year's auction features sterling, Asian art, clocks and Scottish Rite's 'Paetus et Aria'

Gold coins, spectacular jewels and art in Government Auction's January 1 sale

Rediscovered and undocumented High Chest by John Townsend from 1756 to be sold at Sotheby's

Keno Auctions presents its upcoming important Americana, paintings, furniture and decorative arts sale

1795 S-79 B-9 Large Cent, Sans Edge Reeding, makes debut in Heritage Orlando FUN auction

George Billis Gallery presents a new installation by Santa Monica-based artist Maddy LeMel

Spectacular large works announced at Art Stage Singapore 2012

"Growing Up Black" by Dennis Morris a chronicle of black Britain in the 60s and 70s

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site