Strike a pose exhibition at Hackney Museum
Strike a pose, an exhibition based on photographs taken mainly during the 1970s at Gibson’s photo studio, Lower Clapton Road, Hackney opens on 1 October at Hackney Museum.
The exhibition is part of Hackney Councils Black History Month programme and features images from the 1970s including weddings outside Hackney Town Hall from recently arrived African, Asian and Caribbean families, studio portraits featuring nurses from the Caribbean in their uniforms, Asian women wearing their best salwar kameez and saris, family portraits at home, university graduations and all the fashion and styles of the decade.
Hackney Museum is also particularly keen to hear from people of African, Caribbean and South Asian backgrounds who had their photos taken at Gibson’s photo studio in the 1960s and 1970s. Or anyone who can help identify people in the photos on display.
The photos in the Gibson’s collection are a wonderful peek into the everyday lives of Hackney’s past residents. As a major part of the Council’s Black History Month celebrations I would encourage people to go along and see it.