Armet Francis, Woman and Leaf Earrings Portrait (2017) *signed limited edition print
Silvered and dewy...
An iconic image of a beautifully strong woman, emblematic of a very 70s, slightly bohemian, sartorial expressiveness. Photographed in 1972, edition commissioned by Claire de Rouen in 2017.
Produced especially for Claire de Rouen in an edition of 50 signed and numbered archival pigment prints on lustre 260 gsm paper. Unframed. 42 x 30cm.
Francis's major works over the years have focused on the dispersal of people from Africa across the globe, specifically the Americas and the UK, a trio of nations he calls The Black Triangle. His exhibition of the same name opened at The Photographers Gallery in 1983.
Francis moved to Britain aged 10 to join his parents in London. Working as a photographic assistant in his early teens he went on to work as a freelance photographer for fashion magazines and advertising campaigns. Recognised as a significant black British photographer of the post-war period, Francis featured in The Museum of London's exhibition Roots to Reckoning (2005-6) alongside his contemporaries Charlie Phillips and Neil Kenlock. Francis co-founded The Association of Black Photographers (now Autograph ABP) in 1988.