BLK BXY JOY at Photofusion

image of young man
Tony by Joshua Odulate

BLK BXY JOY, the new show at Brixton’s Photofusion, is a collaborative exhibition by a young generation of Black artists who are seeking to redefine the image of Black experience. 

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Talia by Mariana-Dos-Santos-Pires

The exhibition has been curated by Destinie Paige, a London based filmmaker, photographer and set designer, who has drawn together the work of fourteen emerging artists. The show is a mix of photography, sculpture and canvas-based art.

Beyond Kiki Ball 230721 by Tolu Elusade

It challenges outdated and narrow notions of black masculinity and femininity and offers new, more nuanced representations of gentleness and strength across genders.

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Arinze and the Butterfly by Terna Jogo

The images have a lightness of touch which captures humour and joy, but also a strong sense of identity. This is a celebration of Black experience of family, culture and style which explores a different world from one more associated with struggle and trauma. 

This is not a large exhibition. But is definitely worth some of your time. 

Open from 11am to 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday, the show is free and runs until 3 March in Photofusion, 6 Canterbury Crescent, SW9 7QD.

Access to he gallery is via the first floor of Brixton Rec Centre, 27 Brixton Station Road, SW9 7QD

For further information go to, call +44 (0)207 7385774 or email