Posted 20 hours ago

Home Is Not A Place

ZTS2023's avatar
Shared by
Joined in 2023

About this deal

This beautiful, haunting, thought-provoking fusion of poetry and photography offers us layers of society, the self, the subconscious and Britishness from a Black perspective. Pitt's photos capture the beauty of Black British culture ' Dazed - Praise for Afropean by Johny Pitts Winner of the Jhalak Prize 'A revelation' Owen Jones 'Afropean seizes the blur of contradictions that have obscured Europe's relationship with blackness and paints it into something new, confident and lyrical' Afua Hirsch A Guardian, New Statesman and BBC History Magazine Best Book of 2019 - Praise for A Portable Paradise by Roger Robinson WINNER OF THE TS ELIOT POETRY PRIZE 2019 WINNER OF THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2020 'Ranging from the most breath-taking poems about the Grenfell Tower fire to the most exquisitely moving poems about the premature birth of his son, who had to fight for his life in an incubator. Find your true home, build your life around it and don’t settle for anything less than the life you feel you were meant to live. It fosters ideas of multicultural ‘conviviality’ as written about by Black British sociologist Paul Gilroy and presented by the works about Black British homes of artists such as Michael McMillan and Ronan Mckenzie. When most people think of home, they envision a structure, a shelter from the elements, a place where they run to for comfort and safety.

You’d been housing yourself all along and just needed to leave the confines of roots to truly feel at home. The sound in this space comes from 1990s mixtapes recorded from the Black-run Sheffield pirate radio station SCR. Not only that, but so that you can use your awareness and intuition to guide you back home into safety. I could go on and on, but the long and short of it is, I believe home can be anywhere, even on the road, on your way to nowhere or to anywhere. It has been on show in Pitts’ hometown of Sheffield at the Graves Gallery, and at the Stills Gallery in Edinburgh.Home is the families we are born into, and those we create for ourselves, be they by heart or by blood. com and author of Afropean: Notes from Black Europe, Pitts spent more than a decade documenting the Black experience in Europe. The Fellowship is a collaboration between The Ampersand Foundation and Photoworks, kindly supported by Spectrum Photographic and Arts Council England. And while you may long for it when you’re away, you long only for elements of it, you long for the way you feel at or in it. It is a thing of brilliance , with its own immersive energy, pulling the reader in and allowing them to wander around the world of Black Britain created on these pages.

This exhibition is infused with the Japanese architectural ideas of the ‘personal utopia’; a haven where one seeks respite from the difficulties of the outside world. Too often, that is where the history told about Black Britain begins and ends – but Robinson and Pitts continued out of London, following the coast clockwise through Margate to Land’s End, Bristol to Blackpool, Glasgow to John O’Groats and Scarborough to Southend on Sea. The stories captured in the film and the book echo across centuries of the black experience, transforming and illuminating the history of Britain. The Ampersand/Photoworks Fellowship is a collaboration between The Ampersand Foundation and Photoworks, supported by Arts Council England. Johny Pitts is the curator of the ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award-winning online journal ‘Afropean’ and the author of ‘Afropean: Notes From Black Europe’.

Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Home is a reminder to smile, a reminder that there may be turmoil in the world, but you have a peace in you, and so you have a home. Featuring photographs, poetry and essays, it is a visual poem reflecting on the complexity, strength and resilience of Black Britain.

The prose of the poetry telling stories never heard of places, some assumed to be all white and the people that live there. For while roots are important and comforting, they do not always represent home, we aren’t meant to be rooted, we are not trees.Following the coast clockwise, together they set out to document and respond to the many manifestations of Black British culture, and to present an alternative to official and media narratives. He currently presents Open Book for BBC Radio 4 and a forthcoming Afropean podcast funded by a grant from the National Geographic Society. Johny Pitts' Afropean: Notes from Black Europe was published last year to critical acclaim, and was recently awarded the 2020 Jhalak Prize. He is an alumnus of The Complete Works and was shortlisted for The OCM Bocas Poetry Prize, The Oxford Brookes Poetry Prize and the 2020 Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry, as well as being commended by the Forward Poetry Prize.

They began in London and followed the river Thames east towards Tilbury, where the Empire Windrush docked in 1948. Which is why while sometimes it might take travelling the world to “find yourself”, you find that you’d been inside of yourself all along. Sometimes home is good food and good company, which could be a cob of maize and the company of ourselves. However, if someone, somewhere or something isn’t making you feel at home or in harmony, it’s probably time to reevaluate how much time you spend there.The exhibition Home is Not a Place presents Pitts’ photographs from this journey within an installation divided into two parts for Stills’ gallery space. Objects from his multicultural working-class home in Sheffield – family recordings from VHS tapes, furniture, ornaments and collections of books – are treated as relics. His debut photographic exhibition will place his work alongside that of Vivian Meier and Alec Soth at Foam Amsterdam this September. Acclaimed poet Roger Robinson and award-winning author and photographer Johny Pitts have joined forces to explore this issue in their stunning new book, ‘Home Is Not A Place’.

Asda Great Deal

Free UK shipping. 15 day free returns.
Community Updates
*So you can easily identify outgoing links on our site, we've marked them with an "*" symbol. Links on our site are monetised, but this never affects which deals get posted. Find more info in our FAQs and About Us page.
New Comment