Art Exhibition: Ken Ramsay Retrospective—Dare to Dream

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Ken-RamsayThe Mutual Gallery and Art Centre presents a retrospective of photojournalist Ken Ramsay, “Dare to Dream.” “Dare to Dream”—also the title of his retrospective book, published in 1994—opens on June 6, 2013. The Mutual Gallery is located at 2 Oxford Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica.

Considered one of Jamaica’s greatest photographers, Ramsay (known for his signature riding boots and scarf) studied photography at Harrow College, London, and Germain School of Photography in New York in the 1960s, after which he worked for a short time with New York fashion photographer Peter Basch. He returned to Jamaica in 1969, and the following year concentrated his efforts on classic black and white photography, earning international fame with his creations, among them “The Head.”

In the 80s, he worked with Pulse model agency and eventually in 1994 published his first book, Dare to Dream (with co-publisher Verlag Rombach of Freiburg, Germany). In 1997, Ramsay…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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