We Are Here: Photography from the UKBFTOG Black Female Photographers community

Online from 26 April 2021 and in the Harris building from 17 May 2021

The exhibition showcases the photographic artworks of UKBFTOG photographers which as a collective produced a diverse collection which depicted a wide narrative of life through the lens of Black UK female photographers.

Photographer, founder and director of UKBFTOG, Jemella Binns, only knew four other Black female photographers in the UK before she founded the vibrant UKBFTOG community in December 2017. Binns recognised male domination in the photography industry left little room for the representation of Black female photographers and their professional development. Therefore, she was passionate to establish a safe space for Black UK based female photographers to connect socially, and for entrepreneurial and educational purposes.

The exhibition covers a variety of photography genres from portraiture, maternity, fashion, documentary, landscape, conceptual and beauty photography. This allows the viewers to see the world through the Black female perspective.

The artworks of the micro exhibitions including We Are Here sees 16 emerging and experienced, cross-culture UKBFTOG exhibitors, present one common thread: A colourful celebration of life.


Further information:
  • Opening times: Monday – Saturday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Free admission
  • Location: Market Square, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2PP
  • The museum is a short walk from Preston bus and train stations
  • Contact Tel 01772 258248. Email: harris.museum@preston.gov.uk