Photographed by Anna Lukala 2020



Silkscreen Print on Plike black 330g paper

Print size A2: 420 x 594mm

Edition of 100

WE STAND WITH YOU a is Black Lives Matter poster campaign commissioned by Firstsite gallery and initially conceived in June 2020. It was devised in response to the spectacle of George Floyd's torture and murder by a white policeman in America, and subsequently witnessing the seismic shift in seeing white people around the world participating in anti-racism acts both online and in public demonstrations.

This first iteration was designed as a free A4 download, to display in the front windows of homes across the UK, as a pledge to show support to black people in their tireless fight against racism, structural discrimination and ongoing discontent, calling for the UK to be the 'United Kingdom' on these vital issues.

WE STAND WITH YOU is now a special limited-edition silkscreen print to purchase with all the proceeds after production costs going to support the Black Cultural Archives. Black Cultural Archives is the only national heritage centre in the UK dedicated to collecting, preserving, and celebrating African and Caribbean people's histories in Britain.

Each print is hand-numbered and signed on the back. To purchase a print through the Firstsite website, click here.

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WE STAND WITH YOU Free A4 Poster download.

WE STAND WITH YOU was typeset by Fraser Muggeridge Studio, screen printed by The Private Press and photographed by Anna Lukala Photography. 

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