Across Generations Photography Exhibition

An exhibition by Latham & Watkins Black Lawyers Group and Brookfield Properties for Black History Month 2022

Featuring Work by Vanley Burke, Denise Maxwell, Djibril Drame and Nuits Balneaires

October marks Black History Month in the UK. This year, Brookfield Properties and the Black Lawyers Group (BLG) of Latham & Watkins present Across Generations, a group exhibition showcasing talented Black photographers whose works have captured their subjects in a variety of settings, challenging pre-conceived notions of ‘Black art’.

The BLG supports Black lawyers at Latham & Watkins through global and local efforts designed to: establish and maintain broader networks and relationships; attract, retain, and promote top talent; and foster an inclusive culture at the firm that supports the long-term success of Black lawyers.

Across Generations includes works from Lensi Photography, by Denise Maxwell. She was one of seven female documentary photographers to be highlighted by the BBC during lockdown and was a media finalist in the Black British Business Awards in 2020.

The exhibition also includes works from Djibril Drame and Nuits Balneaires, as curated by DADA Gallery, which has earned a reputation for introducing the most exciting emerging artists from Africa and its diaspora to international audiences. Djibril Djame strives to shed light on culturally relevant subjects related to different African cities and his work reflects the many aspects of Africa’s multifaceted history and intertwined cultures, offering an alternative African narrative. Nuits Balneaires’ art explores the power of historical tradition through a series of photographic works. Illustrating the great families of the N'zima Kotokô tribe of Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast, he sheds light on the foundation of a solid social structure that has spanned several centuries.

This  exhibition is accompanied by photographic  works by  Vanley Burke, which are displayed in the Latham & Watkins reception, next door on the corner of Wormwood street.

Vanley Burke is a British Jamaican photographer and artist, known as the godfather of Black British photography. His photographs capture experiences of his community's arrival in Britain, the diverse landscapes and cultures he encountered, and the different methods of survival experienced by the wider Afro-Caribbean community.

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Date & Time

October 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022