After Harry Jacobs

A body of work centred around studio images taken from the extensive archive of late South London-based photographer Harry Jacobs, now housed in the Lambeth Archives. The works in this series draw on an interest in how the studio, frequented largely by the Afro-Caribbean community from the 1950s through to the 1990s, acted throughout this period as a neutral flattened space, staging compressed narratives. In pulling backdrops and props to the foreground, the pieces seek to explore this notion of flattening and expansion both formally and thematically.

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