"After returning back from Ghana in 1996, I realised more so, the importance of my mother's side of the family, who were living here in London. While still in my final year of studies, I produced a second series of images called Red, Gold and Green, 1996.

There were portraits documenting close family members and friends who my mother was connected to.

 This series was exhibited alongside the portraits I had taken in Ghana as part of my final major project exhibition. The work was selected from the degree show and was exhibited at the Business Design Centre, Angel, London. 

Anna Fox and Val Williams Founder co-director of the Shoreditch Foto Biennale exhibited this series in 1997. 

"In 1997 Autograph ABP produced and commissioned Perrier’s Red, Gold and Green, a series of portraits of first, second and third generation British Ghanaians centering the artist’s own family. In this series, the colours of the Ghanaian national flag are referenced in Perrier’s makeshift studio, consisting of three pieces of brightly coloured fabric which leave key compositional elements of the family set up still visible. For this body of work, which draws heavily on the tradition of African studio portraiture, Perrier was awarded The Seydou Keita Portrait Prize at the 2001 Rencontres de Bamako, the Malian biennial dedicated to contemporary photography and image making in Africa."  extract taken from: http://autographabp-iadl.co.uk/artists/eileen-perrier/ 

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