Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity

Photographers' Gallery
Until September 25
An exhibition exploring Dandyism and the black male is one of the many must-see collections currently showing at London’s Photographers’ Gallery.
© Samuel Fosso Courtesy J.M. Patras/ Deutsche Bank Art Collection
'Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity' brings together the work of several international photographers – each centring on themes relating to Dandyism; among them: experimentation and fantasy, sexuality, desire and social gender norms.

Powerful still shots from Isaac Julien’s Harlem Renaissance movie ‘Looking for Langston’ journeys back to the 1920’s into a taboo world of black gay desire.

In his 1970’s ‘Black House’ collection, UK born Colin Jones’s shots of elegantly dressed young men in a run-down part of Islington, reveal the strong presence asserted by his subjects’ bold dress sense despite their shabby surroundings.

The gallery entrance price entitles visitors access to all exhibitions throughout the day.


Photographers' Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW
Oxford Circus
Opening hours:
Mon – Sat 10.00 – 18.00, Thu 10.00 – 20.00 during exhibitions, Sun 11.00 – 18.00
Entry fee:
Day Pass £3 (£2.50 Concession)
July 15 - September 25


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