Autograph ABP Visit

As you walk into the front door, you will immediately notice the range of art pieces of what seems to be, a man of the African descent, dressed in traditional clothing. Traversing through the gallery, you will also notice other pieces of work which again seems to be portraying the African race – which I thought was very fascinating; the reasoning being is because

when visiting galleries, you don’t often see a lot of people of the darker skin complexion exhibited around London, therefore I thought it was a exciting and interesting change to see.

What caught my attention mostly, was the series of the African man dressed in conventional attire, showcasing different stories behind their uniform. From observing the images, my first impression of the art pieces was how black people are no longer neglected and dehumanised, and are considered as an equal in today’s society.  

The contrast between the images of what might possibly be, portraying ‘slavery’;

shows how black people were considered slaves within the 17th century, hence why when you walk through the gallery, on to the left hand side of the wall are pictures of people of the African descent dressed in tradition clothing, alined aside one another following the proper tradition, where as the man on the right seems to be influenced by the western society. 


(Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, 1701 -1773) born within the muslim family in Senegal, who was a victim of the Atlantic slave trade during the 1731, who was later then bought out of slavery by public subscription. It was a conflict between Islam and slavery; known to be the earliestt understanding of the Wester African culture vs Salvery when Diallo’s memorises were first published in 1734. He is also known to be a pioneering figure in asserting the moral rights and humanity of the black people.





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