Join us online on Thursday, July 11th for 'Memory and Preservation: Revisiting Black Women's Photo Archives'.

This presentation builds on current discussions spurred by the recent digitisation and exhibition of Sandra George's archive by Craigmillar Now and GSA Exhibitions.

In this online talk, curator and PhD researcher Pelumi Odubanjo will present her research into photographic archives, with close focus being paid to the archive of the Nigerian educator and women’s right activist, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. Pelumi will discuss what she considers to be the sociality of photographs, and their roles as material art objects within the contexts of Funmilayo’s and Sandra George’s collections. Following the presentation, Pelumi will be joined in conversation by Beulah Ezeugo, speculating on the future care and preservation of Black archives.

This event is part of the Race, Rights & Sovereignty 'What Will Be the Cure?' strand. ‘What Will Be the Cure?’ is a programme strand geared towards artists and practitioners who wish to collectivise, experiment, and conspire towards transformative change. Race, Rights and Sovereignty is a programme supported by GSA Students Association in partnership with GSA Exhibitions.

Pelumi Odubanjo is a curator, writer, and PhD researcher based between London and Glasgow. Her interests in contemporary art are cross-disciplinary, with specific interests in contemporary photography and overlooked visual histories. Pelumi is a PhD candidate in the history of art at the University of Glasgow, where she is a recipient of the James McCune Smith Scholarship. Pelumi currently works as the assistant curator for Glasgow International.

Beulah Ezeugo is a curator & researcher who works with others against the rapid tightening and regularisation of borders. Her research practice engages with postcolonial geographies & memory. Her curatorial practice expands outwards through exhibition-making, programming, & publication. Beulah is a research associate at CCA Derry~Londonderry & one-half of the collective Éireann & I, a migrant memory project & community archive. Beulah has programmed Race, Rights and Sovereignty since 2023.

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Credit: Image taken by Pelumi Odubanjo. Image courtesy of Funmilayo Ransome- Kuti and the University of Ibadan.

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