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Making Jamaica: Photography from the 1890s - exhibition opening

  • Autograph ABP Rivington Place London, England, EC2A 3BA United Kingdom (map)

This exhibition uncovers the history of how the image of modern Jamaica as a tourist destination - and tropical commodity - was created through photography. Join us at the exhibition opening.

  • 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

From the 1890s onwards, domestic and international firms photographed the people, architecture and landscape of the island. 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).

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Curated by Mark Sealy and Renée Mussai of Autograph ABP.