©National Museums Liverpool, International Slavery Museum

Stereoviews of the Caribbean

3:00pm - 3:30pm / Friday 22nd October 2021
Type: Exhibition / Category: Department / Series: Centre for the Study of International Slavery
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As part of BHM, the Centre for the Study of International Slavery is proud to present an online exhibit and Q&A discussion with Jean-Francois Manicom, Lead curator of the Transatlantic Slavery Gallery at the International Slavery Museum.

Stereo-views consist of two nearly identical photographs paired to produce the illusion of a single three-dimensional image, usually viewed through a stereo-scope. However, you can view the newly-curated online exhibit of stereo-views on 19th century Caribbean and then put questions about the collection to the curator Jean-Francois Manicom. These images, taken in the mid-nineteenth century, are of formerly-enslaved Africans who lived in the Caribbean.

Visit the online gallery before the Q&A at [https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/stories/stereoviews-of-pride]

This event is free but you must register at Eventbrite link

About the speaker:

Jean-François MANICOM is the Lead curator of the International Slavery Museum (Liverpool - UK). Before coming to Liverpool, he worked as curator of the permanent collection of the Memorial ACTe (Guadeloupe - French West Indies), which is the first memorial site dedicated to the history of slavery and to the expression of contemporary Caribbean Art in the Caribbean region. In 2015, he directed and curated the first Caribbean Festival of the Image that showcased the works of 41 contemporary artists from the Caribbean. With an expertise on photography, photographic archives and contemporary visual art, Jean-François has curated multiple exhibitions since 1998 that focused on the visual archives of slavery and its legacies in contemporary post-plantation societies, in France, in the Caribbean and in the UK. He is an internationally prized photographer and film director, whose work questions the universal enigmas of our nowadays, in a world where multiple and fragmented pasts challenge our power to imagine new possible futures.