Black History Month Portraits


Nadine Gorency, Govanhill Baths Community Trust , by the murial she helped create, next to the baths.

Earlier this year I was really thrilled to be commissioned by Strathclyde Student Union, to take a series of portraits that celebrated people from an African / Caribbean heritage, for an exhibition during Black History Month. Most of the participants were friends and I felt so privileged that they agreed to be part of this project. I asked them to pick a place that was important to them. Here are some of the portraits.


Tawona Sithole, Poet, playwright, mbira musician, educator and facilitator, on the roof of the St Andrews building, part of Glasgow University.


Solomon Bright near his home in Govanhill


Songi in front of the Beresford building where he lived as a student when he first came to Glasgow.


Olivia Ndoti in George square, scene of many protests and demonstrations she has been part of.