Making Jamaica: Then and Now
Available from 27 Feb - 30 Mar 2017
Free, booking essential
90 min workshop for KS3, KS4, KS5.
Take a glimpse at the past and present of how modern Jamaica has been ‘created’ as an exotic tropical destination through photography.
This hands on workshop will introduce students to historic photographs of 19th century Jamaica, many of which have never been seen before in the U.K. From the 1890s onwards, domestic and international firms photographed the people, architecture and landscape of Jamaica.
Through interactive activities students will examine how these images convey an exotic, idyllic, natural place and be encouraged to analyse the messages this sends out. They will be introduced to important terms for discussing art and image making such as representation and gaze to reflect on who these photographs were taken for and why. Finally taking inspiration from contemporary photographer Ingrid Pollard’s hand-tinted photographs, produced specially for this exhibition, students will choose their own black and white images to colour, creating their own postcards to convey new messages.
Autograph ABP offers free learning opportunities for all ages and abilities to explore photography, identity, human rights and activism. We provide a friendly and thought provoking environment in which to experience leading photography & film work in dialogue with artists and educators.
Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7749 1266