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Catherine E. McKinley and Laylah Amatullah Barrayn: Aunty! African Women in the Frame, 1870 to the Present

Aunty! features a trove of original archival, vintage, and contemporary images from the The McKinley Collection, a repository of rare, original images ranging from portraiture to cartes de visite, spanning the African continent from Morocco to South Africa, Guinea to Kenya, Madagascar to Benin, from the 1870s to now.

Curated by Catherine E. McKinley and  Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, this exhibition from the collection of McKinley, centers images of African women and engages with the nuances of the “Aunty” as both a colonial construction and honorific of African womanhood.