feature: “a visual journey through history” – the blvck vrchives photographic collection

September 9, 2015

Take a step back in time with the BLVCK VRCHIVES. The photographic archive, an extension of Sunday Kinfolk, is run by Chicago-based curator Renata Cherlise; and each photograph in her collection instantly catches the eye – a powerful and emotive documentation of the black experience, from black life in 1970s London to the experience of African Americans in 1940’s Chicago and Los Angeles in the early 90s. See some of those featured images below and CLICK HERE to take (as the curator states) a “Visual Journey Through History”.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor


‘View American South: The Front Porch’ by Kei Orihara

‘View Los Angeles: Unrest 91-92’ by Kirk McKoy

‘View Chicago: Cabrini Green 1942-2011’ by Leonard Freed

‘Windrush: Voyage to London (Kin – by Blood, by Water)’ by Chris Steele-Perkins

‘View Homegoing: A Time to Mourn’ by Constantine Manos