Friday, 14 November 2008

i found this image in a magazine a while back its by Emory Douglas: Cult VIP
This was and image from 'Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas' he worked as a minister of culture for the party. his work is poweful and reflects the changes for African Americans from the mid 1960's. this piece in perticular is looking at their right to education, how they started their own schools and how they won awards for it!
on this image hes used photography collage and illustration and it workes really well, as do most of his images, he also dose a lot of illustration based images but i personally fell these images are more powerful as people are always going to believe a photo rather than a illustration.

1 comment:

Black Cherry Photography said...

Hi,

Just to let you know, Urbis in Manchester is currently exhibiting the Art work of Emory Douglas, it's an amazing exhibition!

Black Panther Emory Douglas & the Art of Revolution
30 Oct – 19 April Urbis Manchester, Level 1
Previously unseen in the UK, Douglas’s work from the 1960's, including posters, cartoons and campaign pamphlets will appear in this provocative new exhibition at Urbis, Manchester.
more information on www.urbis.org.uk