Announcing the second of our special limited editions, commissioned by Claire de Rouen to celebrate Here We Are, the exhibition that Lucy has curated with Christopher Bailey and Alasdair McLellan for Burberry. Link in bio... Woman in Leaf Earrings Portrait (1972) (2017), by Armet Francis.
Silvered and dewy... An iconic image of a beautifully strong woman, emblematic of a very 70s, slightly bohemian, sartorial expressiveness.
Produced in an edition of 50 signed and numbered archival pigment prints, on lustre 260 gsm paper.
Armet 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.
Armet 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 (2005-2006) alongside his contemporaries Charlie Phillips and Neil Kenlock. Francis co-founded The Association of Black Photographers (now Autograph ABP) in 1988. #armetfrancis #hereweare #burberry #1970s #leaf