From the Series 'The Black House'

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This photograph is from Colin Jones's seminal series of photographs taken in a hostel in Islington, London between 1973 and 1976. The hostel, known as 'The Black House', was a government-funded local community initiative which provided support and housing for young Black people. As the first generation of Afro-Caribbean people to be born in Britain, many teenagers experienced prejudice and discrimination in education, employment and from the police. Colin Jones was commissioned by the 'Sunday Times' magazine in 1973 to document 'The Black House'. Before taking any photographs, Jones spent many months building up the trust of the community. When he did start taking photographs, he used minimal equipment relying on a small camera and no artificial lights.




From the Series 'The Black House'




gelatin silver print on Ilford Warmtone VC Matt


H 40.6 x W 50.8 cm

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