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Graham Barnes commented on Marta Weiss's blog post A.H. Downes 'Models from Warri' transparencies
"This is a long-shot but here goes! In my early-teens my family lived in Nigeria where my father was a university lecturer and I have maintained my contacts with Igboland on and off for more than 50 years. I'm a member of a Facebook group named…"
Oct 13
Marta Weiss commented on Marta Weiss's blog post A.H. Downes 'Models from Warri' transparencies
"Thanks for the suggestion, Derek!"
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Derek Trillo MA PhD ARPS commented on Marta Weiss's blog post A.H. Downes 'Models from Warri' transparencies
"Hi Marta I met Arthur at some MAPS meetings in South Manchester in the 80s/90s. I knew he was an early adopter of home proccessing colour materials, but have not seen these before. I'd suggest contacting MAPS to see if any of the older members…"
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A.H. Downes 'Models from Warri' transparencies

The V&A holds a set of stunning 20x16-inch transparencies by Arthur H. Downes of models wearing African fashions.  The  transparencies seem to have been made in Manchester in the 1960s and one them is labelled 'Model from Warri No. 5'. Warri is a city in Nigeria and also the name of a Nigerian modelling agency.They are part of the Royal Photographic Society Collection…See More
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A.H. Downes 'Models from Warri' transparencies

The V&A holds a set of stunning 20x16-inch transparencies by Arthur H. Downes of models wearing African fashions.  The  transparencies seem to have been made in Manchester in the 1960s and one them is labelled 'Model from Warri No. 5'. Warri is a city in Nigeria and also the name of a Nigerian modelling agency.

They are part of the Royal…

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