✿1960′s Fashion Photoshoot✿

Erlin Ibreck posing in London.

Model Erlin Ibreck posing in London.

“The picture of a young woman leaning against a shiny grey Jaguar was taken in Kilburn, north London, in 1966. The pastel minidress, heavy fringe and costume jewellery feel instantly familiar as belonging to the era, but while we’re used to seeing a pallid Twiggy or Penelope Tree striding about London in fashion shoots from the same time, we rarely see images in which the model is black.”  

Drum cover girl Rosemarie Thompson, London, 1967

Drum cover girl Rosemarie Thompson, London, 1967

Back in the 1960s, when fashion shoots featuring black models were rare, the Ghanaian photographer James Barnor started up the trend with his fashion shoots for Drum magazine.

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“Pictured here in Kilburn in northwest London during the swinging 1960s, Erlin Ibreck moved to the U.S., where she become a successful executive, after experiencing overt racism in the fashion industry.”- The Root  

“It was very tough as there were very few black models,’ she says. ‘I was selected by Lucie Clayton to model De Beers diamonds – a South African company, and this was during apartheid.”- Erlin Ibreck  *Apartheid*

Drum cover girl Marie Hallowi in Trafalgar Square.

Drum cover girl Marie Hallowi in Trafalgar Square.

“But it wasn’t easy for a black person to do photography. If at all, it would be in the darkroom – backstage, where you don’t face the customer or the client. We were excited when we heard of people like David Bailey who were becoming famous. But there wasn’t much chance to meet them.” -James Barnor

Drum magazine cover, East Africa Edition, August 1967

Drum magazine cover, East Africa Edition, August 1967

DRUM Magazine is a weekly news and celebrity magazine aimed at the Black South African family. DRUM Magazine informs their audience to the complexities and challenges of modern day South African lifestyle and it’s job to inform, alert, educate and entertain other. It has been around since it’s first issue in 1951, and is still in print till this day in many South African News-stands!

Drum cover girl Marie Hallowi, Kent, 1966

Drum cover girl Marie Hallowi, Kent, 1966

Untitled, Accra, c. 1972

Untitled, Accra, c. 1972   Photographer: James Barnor.Photographer: James Barnor.

James Barnor (born 6 June 1929) is an Ghanaian photographer whose career spans six decades. In his street and studio photography he represents societies in transition: Ghana moving toward Independence, and London becoming a multicultural metropolis. (All amazing photographs credited to him.)

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*Apartheid was a system of racial segregation enforced through legislation by the National Party (NP) governments, who were the ruling party from 1948 to 1994, of South Africa, under which the rights of the majority black inhabitants of South Africa were curtailed and Afrikaner minority rule was maintained.

 

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