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Liz Johnson Artur’s ‘Black Balloon Archive’ is an ongoing record of Black experiences over a 30-year period

Written by Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNNLondon

Russian Ghanaian photographer Liz Johnson Artur’s work mostly falls under a single title: “Black Balloon Archive.” Far bigger than a conventional series, the extensive project is instead an ongoing record of photos taken over a 30-year period.

The name was inspired by the song “Black Balloons,” from the 1970 album “Is It Because I’m Black, by American soul singer Syl Johnson. “Black balloons fill the air. Black balloons, they’re everywhere,” go the happy lyrics, chiming sweetly with Johnson Artur’s vast visual log of what she calls the “Black diaspora” in London and around
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