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Vanley Burke

By Birmingham City Archives


This resource is part of the Connecting Histories resource, and draws on the collections of Birmingham City Archives. Vanley Burke was born in the parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica, in 1951. He was sent a camera from his parents, who were living in England, for his 10th birthday. In 1965 he came to England to join his parents and had a choice between leaving his aunt his radio or his camera as a parting gift. He left her his radio. He began photography in earnest from around 1967 and made a conscious decision to document the Black community. The photographs capture his own experiences of being newly arrived in Britain, his encounters with the different landscape and ways of living, and the experiences of the wider African Caribbean community

Topics: photography, immigrants, integration, identity, archives, black britons, vanley burke, african caribbean photographers, african caribbean community, black history, black history month, bhm, jamaica, black community, jamaican photographers, black artists, black photographers, great britain, vanley burke archive, Historical & philosophical studies, V000
Year: 2012
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