Growing up Black
Dennis Morris

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  • Product Code: bk16004
  • ISBN: 13 978-899282-14-2
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Growing Up Black is a beautifully designed, thought-provoking monograph which documents domestic life in Hackney, East London during the 1960s and 70s.

Morris moved to Hackney with his family when he was four, and began his career as a photographer aged just 11 years old, when one of his images was printed on the front page of the Daily Mirror. He has since photographed some of the most iconic musicians of the past 50 years, including Bob Marley, The Sex Pistols, The Stone Roses, Oasis and Radiohead. A number of his photographs are in the collection at the V&A Museum in London, and a selection of the photos from Growing Up Black are part of the permanent collection at the Hackney Museum.

These images from his extensive archive capture intimate moments within the black community, recording the history of the first generation to call themselves black.

This is also available as a limited edition hardback book with 10" x 12" silver gelatin print signed by Dennis Morris, presented in a hand-finished cloth-covered clam shell case with free UK and international shipping.

“In this selection from his archive, Dennis Morris gives us a beautifully well-judged and eloquent portrait of the black diaspora, frozen at a particular moment in time. It is pregnant with anticipations of what is still to come, infused with future possibilities. We are invited to read these images backwards and forwards. Growing up black in the 1970s, they suggest, was not so much a state of being as a state of becoming.”
Stuart Hall


Mark Sealy & Renée Mussai


Professor Stuart Hall, Gary Younge, Kobena Mercer, Dennis Morris & Mark Sealy


Book data
Pages 160
Photographs 95
Dimensions 250mm x 300mm
Cover type Hardback
Publication 2015