24 FEBRUARY – 22 APRIL 2017
• Experience an archive of photographs from 19th century Jamaica
• More than 70 historic images on display
• Making Jamaica also includes new work by contemporary artist Ingrid Pollard
This exhibition uncovers the history of how the image of modern Jamaica as a tourist destination – and tropical commodity – was created through photography.
Exhibition opening Thursday 23 February, 6:30 – 8:30pm
From the 1890s onwards, domestic and international firms photographed the people, architecture and landscape of Jamaica. Many of these original Victorian prints and lantern slides have never been shown in the UK.
The photographs in Making Jamaica have been selected from Patrick Montgomery’s Caribbean Photo Archive. Five large hand-tinted photographs by Ingrid Pollard will respond to the archive, a commission marking the 30th anniversary of her landmark project Pastoral Interludes (1987).
Curated by Mark Sealy and Renée Mussai of Autograph ABP.
Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, EC2A 3BA.
The entrance is on the side of the building.
We are located in the heart of Shoreditch, a short walk from Old Street, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street stations.
Buses: 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 149, 205, 242 and 271
Gallery opening times
Tues, Wed, Fri 11am – 6pm
Thurs 11am – 9pm,
Sat 12 – 6pm
The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays
Rivington Place is fully accessible.
Children are welcome to the gallery with an adult.