THE BLACK COUNTRY

The Exhibition

 The four part photographic exhibition (1) The Black Country – (2) Below The Surface – (3) Flora & Fauna. (4) Reflections, are visual sureys of the local Wednesfield community living alongside the Wryley & Essington Canal in Wolverhampton. The images show how the canal, no longer in commercial use, is being utilised, becoming an integral part of House and Garden. The Black Country is an historical and metaphorical place, where men would leave home early in the morning white pristine clean, and return at night dirty, moody and black. The West Midlands was the centre of heavy industry, coal mining and wealth generator for the Great British Empire. The Canal Waterways from the Black Country, were the veins and life blood of the empire’s global reach. The trail along the canal is now used for a variety of leisure activities.

The Artist

Danijah Tafari is a multi-discipline artist practising in the medium of painting, photography, printmaking, creative writing and art related activities in the cultural industries. The major theme across all his creative expressions is the human condition. His art works have been shown in exhibitions across three continents, and are in a number of collections, both private and public, including the National Portrait Gallery, London, Amistad Research Centre, USA, National Gallery, Jamaica, Richard F. Bush Gallery, USA. His most recent body of works are available only on this site.