To mark Black History Month in October, a youth-curated exhibition on the British Black Panther movement is opening at the Photofusion Gallery in Brixton. Portraits of current members will be displayed alongside archive photographs and a film documenting the history of the civil rights activist group. A group of young photographers, filmmakers and historians aged 13-25 have been conducting interviews with Panther members to record the stories related to this powerful movement, focussing on the highly active years between 1968 and 1972. Brixton was a focal point for the Black Panthers among other liberation organisations such as the Brixton Black Women’s Group and this exhibition contains a fair bit of local history that you won’t necessarily find down at Brixton Village, as lovely as it is.
The British Black Panther photography exhibition is on from 16-26 October,at Photofusion Gallery, 17a Electric Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LA. Brixton Tube. 10am-5:30pm (9:30 Thursdays, closed Sundays).