Project Description

‘Marie Hallowi was an aspiring model of mixed heritage from a small village in northern Nigeria who graced several Drum covers and also appeared in the popular British secret-agent television series The Avengers during the late 1960s.’
– James Barnor: Snapshots of Emerging Africa, The Root

During the 1960s, James Barnor worked as a freelance photographer for Drum magazine and other lifestyle publications. Documenting the glamorous style of ‘swinging 60s’ London, he captured a new wave of aspiring fashion models and the emergence of a multicultural society in the UK.

Part of Contact Photography Festival April 20 to May 29, 2016, BAND Gallery.