From The Archive of priya RamRakha

A local Selection

 Priya Ramrakha, top right, in Central Park. Photo courtesy of Erin Haney and Shravan Vidyarthi.

Priya Ramrakha, top right, in Central Park. Photo courtesy of Erin Haney and Shravan Vidyarthi.

 

Erin Haney and Shravan Vidyarthi are the team behind a new book mining Kenya-born photojournalist Priya Ramrakha's — until now — unseen archive. One of the first African photographers published in Life and Time magazines, his broad portfolio of work captured independence movements in Zanzibar, Yemen, Congo, and Nigeria, as well as civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X in the United States. 

Forty years after his death on assignment in Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War, Ramrakha's prints and negatives were discovered by Haney, an art historian and cofounder of Resolution Photo, and Vidyarthi, a filmmaker and photojournalist based between New York and Nairobi.

Newest York is pleased to present an exclusive selection from Priya Ramrakha (Kehrer Verlag, 2018), highlighting photographs taken by Ramrakha in 1960s New York.


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