Behind the glass

I was asked to photograph a series of six culturally important, large and stunning works in pastel and charcoal by artist Claudette Johnson. High quality images were required for publication in an upcoming book about black womens’ art by Prof Celeste-Marie Bernier.

Due to the works having been behind glass for over 30 years, this proved a little more challenging than we first thought as some of the charcoal and pastel had over time left impressions on the glass. Each work had to first be very carefully removed from its frame and secured. I was then able to capture the best quality images, using a medium format set up, prior to reframing.

These artworks are amazing and it was a real privilege to have the opportunity to photograph them.

Claudette Johnson
Claudette Johnson
Claudette Johnson
Claudette Johnson