PAST: A visual presentation of Barnor’s photographs taken in London throughout the 1960s, edited by Ferdinando Verderi, Creative Director of Vogue Italia, from Black models such as Erlin Ibreck and Marie Hallowi, to street observations of Pearly Kings and Covent Garden market traders.
"My assignment, again for the Drum which brought me face to face with the great Muhammad Ali, when he was preparing to fight Brian London. I met him training in a crowded gym but was so star-struck, I did not say one word to him; I went with a model who acted as the interviewer so I was saved! I did not go to the fight, I watched on TV, but later I met him again in a London West End Hotel to take some more photographs of him. During my career, meeting and photographing Muhammad Ali, The Greatest, was the most exciting assignment." - James Barnor