Jet Age is the exploration of afro-futurism, exploring the migration of the child as an astronaut. The model uses the stream of water to propel her through the skies as she imagines herself aloft, flying above the clouds reaching outer space on her wooden chariot.
Medium: Framed photographic Giclee print on archival paper.
Dimensions: 101.6cm x 101.6 cm (40' by 40').
Estimate: £3,500 - £5,000
About the artist:
Benji Reid is an award-winning photographer and the winner of the Welcome Trust Mental Health Category 2020. His work is inherently political and he chose to shine light on the black British experience and communicate it to a worldwide audience. The aim of the work is to focus on our humanity and the fragility of black men, to offer a counter narrative to what is on offer in the main stream, focusing on the magical and incongruent. The themes in his work explore mental health, fatherhood and self-actualization through stills photography.