Black History Month Portraits

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Nadine Gorency, Govanhill Baths Community Trust , by the murial she helped create, next to the baths.

Earlier this year I was really thrilled to be commissioned by Strathclyde Student Union, to take a series of portraits that celebrated people from an African / Caribbean heritage, for an exhibition during Black History Month. Most of the participants were friends and I felt so privileged that they agreed to be part of this project. I asked them to pick a place that was important to them. Here are some of the portraits.

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Tawona Sithole, Poet, playwright, mbira musician, educator and facilitator, on the roof of the St Andrews building, part of Glasgow University.

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Solomon Bright near his home in Govanhill

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Songi in front of the Beresford building where he lived as a student when he first came to Glasgow.

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Olivia Ndoti in George square, scene of many protests and demonstrations she has been part of.