Afrikan Boy (2012), Hassan Hajjaj
Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity (Photographers’ Gallery until 25 September 2016)
Ekow Eshun, former Director of London’s ICA, has curated a brilliant exhibition of portraits and street photography that explores black masculinity as performance, play, and invention – in particular through the adoption of a dandy-esque persona.
The show clearly demonstrates that black men have been and are still among the most important trendsetters in fashion, music and global style culture. Featured are works from the Larry Dunstan Archive, Liz Johnson Artur, Samuel Fosso, Hassan Hajjaj, Colin Jones, Isaac Julien, Kristin-Lee Moolman, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Malick Sidibé.