Real Photography Company – Black History Month 2020

October until December

The Pioneers

Photography Exhibition by Garfield McKenzie

At St Pauls Learning Centre – Glen’s Café

All through October until December 2020

The set of portraits in this exhibition make visible a generation of intrepid individuals, who left their homeland to make the journey to a new life. These elders paved the way for the generations of black British communities living in the UK today. Bristol-based artist and photographer Garfield McKenzie has documented these pioneers as a way to pay respect and show admiration.

Instagram Take Overs

Each weekend in October the Real Photography Company has invited a Black artist / photographer to take over our Instagram feed, to showcase their work and talk about their practice.  Follow us on

The Real Photography Company are a group of Bristol-based photographers, incorporated as a Community Interest Company since July 2017. We manage Community Darkrooms at St Pauls Learning Centre in the heart of Bristol. We will be reopening during September following closure for Covid-19 and we offer a low-cost darkroom membership scheme, free inductions, and an exciting programme of workshops, events and exhibitions.


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