Photofusion presents BLK BXY JOY, a collaborative exhibition by a young generation of POC artists who are redefining the picture of the Black experience. The exhibition has been curated by Destinie Paige, a London based filmmaker, photographer and set designer, who has been a long-term mentee in Photofusion’s mentoring programme (#madeatpf) and youth collective S2AU.

For this exhibition, Paige has drawn together fourteen emerging artists whose work celebrates new visions of black masculinity and femininity. Paige’s vision is to put a spotlight on unseen and under-represented artists who want to present a picture of the black experience that moves away from trauma. After a year in development, BLK BXY JOY is the realisation of that vision. The show opened on the 3rd of February 2022 until 3rd March 2022 and brings together photography, moving image, painting, and sculpture from emerging artists:

Terna Jogo | @shooter_terns
Karis Beaumont | @karisbeau
Ryan Prince | @ryanadrianprince
Joshua Odulate | @joshuadodulate
Joel Claudio | @joelclaudio_
Prince Oke | @princethepotato
Cian Oba-Smith | @cianobasmith
Skye Patterson-Mann | @skyeartzx
Renee Maria Osubu | @reneemaria_o
Tolu Elusadé | @toluelusade
Mariana Dos Santos Pires | @marianap.res
Kemka Ajoku | @kemkaajoku
PJ Harper | @pig.mallion
Nico Froehlich | @nicofroe

Destine Paige interview with Becky Warnock for Photomonitor, The Power of Relationships – What the Success of Destinie Paige’s ‘BLK BXY JOY’ Can Teach Us about Engaging Young People – Read here.

Destine Paige interview with Azeema Magazine – Redefining the Black Experience: Destinie Paige’s curatorial debut shares new visions of blackness, subverting the dominant narratives of trauma – Read here.

For more enquiries about the artists or the work please contact us at [email protected]