In April of 2021, the Norton’s Photography Committee acquired a monumental work by Yinka Shonibare CBE, titled La Méduse. With Shonibare’s work as a catalyst, Origin Stories: Photography of Africa and Its Diaspora confronts the intertwined relationship between identity and colonialism in communities across the African continent and throughout the African diaspora.
Featuring works primarily from the Norton’s collection, this selection of works offers perspectives from celebrated photographers working in Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe. I'm very happy that my work (Untilted, 2001/Black Women, series) is exhibited alongside works by Les sœurs Chevalme, Delphine Fawundu, Ana Mendieta, Malick Sidibé, and Carrie Mae Weems.
Introduction by Tiera Ndlovu (exhibition curator)