Exclusive Vanley Burke Print Sale for the George Padmore Institute

May 7, 2024

We are thrilled to announce a special sale of limited edition prints by the legendary photographer Vanley Burke, which have been generously donated to support the renovation of the George Padmore Institute (GPI), a cornerstone of Black British history and culture located in North London.

Thanks to the support from the Black Artists' Networks in Dialogue (BAND) Gallery in Toronto, Canada and Vanley Burke, the sale of these two prints will generate further funds in addition to the kind donations the GPI has already received. As we prepare for major building works at our home on 76 Stroud Green Road, your continued support remains vital.

Featured in this unique sale are two iconic prints: If We Must Die, 1972 and Day Trip to the Seaside, 1975 each capturing powerful and evocative moments from Burke’s extensive collection. This exclusive offer is limited to only 5 prints of each photograph.

Vanley Burke, a pioneering documentarian of the black community in England since 1967, challenges negative or stereotypical media portrayals with his work. Burke’s significant exhibitions have solidified his reputation as a vital chronicler of Black British history. BAND Gallery is committed to supporting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers internationally. It plays a crucial role in connecting Black culture with communities through the arts.

Purchase Information

Availability: Limited to 5 copies of each print.

Price: £1,000 each.

How to purchase and further details: Please contact BAND Gallery at sales@bandgallery.com

We invite our community and supporters to continue to support the GPI in this unique opportunity. Your involvement and support are essential as we work to celebrate and strengthen the legacy of Black British communities in the UK and around the world.

We sincerely thank BAND Gallery and Vanley Burke for their generous support in this endeavour.


The GPI is an independent charity (1003001), it is not associated with any other organisation. We rely on grants and individual donations to continue to preserve and make available the stories of many black and Asian communities. See details below for ways to make a donation.


Pay via PayPal to the account info@georgepadmoreinstitute.org

Bank transfer

CAF Bank Account:

Sort Code: 40 52 40

Account No: 00035060

Email info@georgepadmoreinstitute.org to confirm bank transfer.


Make out a cheque to George Padmore Institute and post to: 76 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EN.