Benji Reid: Find Your Eyes at Manchester Academy

Benji Reid: Find Your Eyes
Manchester Academy
12th July 2023 – 16th July 2023

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Known for award-winning Afro-futurist images that seem to defy gravity, Benji Reid invites us to watch him at play as he creates live photography in this genre-bending show.

A choreo-photolist, Benji Reid combines photography, choreography and theatre to make striking and surreal images which speak to his experiences as a Black man in the UK today.

Find Your Eyes is a show at Manchester Academy which exposes the making of this work – a behind-the-scenes look at Benji’s life and practice where the stage becomes a studio.

Choreographing three performers, Benji will create live photographs in front of an audience interlaced with recollections from his life.

Using photography as a lifeline and anchor point to explore personal struggles, this is a show about the artistic process. Bold and vulnerable, full of light and shade, Find Your Eyes is an ode to reinvention.

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