BLACK PEOPLE IN A WHITE WORLD
AN ODYSSEY OF IMAGES BY VALERIO CORZANI
April 27 – May 4
Jazz Club Torino, piazzale Valdo Fusi
7 pm – 11 pm
Saturday April 27, 7 pm
“I took one journey and I paid for the ticket, but let me tell you something, Paul D Garner; it cost too much!”
Black People in a White World serves up a slew of black-and-white photos by globetrotting photographer Valerio Corzani, featuring images from Morocco, Thailand, Colombia, Mali, Zanzibar, Great Britain, Italy, France, Jordan, Portugal and Ethiopia. The exhibition puts the spotlight on the situations of black people in an array of different and disparate locations, their dreams and the trials and tribulations of their odysseys. It is an attempt to document what the Senegalese intellectual Léopold Sédar Senghor called “Négritude”. Along the way, quotes from Nina Simone, Gil Scott-Heron, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison and Muhammad Ali.
Valerio Corzani is a journalist, radio personality, musician, photographer and author. His interests include music, youth culture, new media and travel.