Mckenzie Heritage Pictures (and Picture Archive)
“If we stand tall it is because we stand on the shoulders of many ancestors.” —African Proverb.
At Mckenzie Heritage (MH) we dig images big time, thats what its all about. Preserving the past and celebrating the present through the visual. Started in 1996 by Anita J McKenzie, a photographer and image collector. It was the first of its kind, a Black-owned commercial picture library and archive, with a collection of historic and contemporary images in the form of engravings, lithographs, postcards, ephemera and photographs.
The collection has been utilised by publishers across print, art, news and journalistic and other visual media industries.
Supported with the expertise of a diverse advisory board, which included Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, Len Garrison, William March, Conrad Taylor...
In 2004 Mckenzie Heritage published ‘Contrasts, Textures and Hues – Exploring early printed images of people of African and Asian heritage’
This neat book features a collection of selected woodcuts, engravings and lithograph images depicting African and Indian heritage people which were circulated in western magazines and books of the 18th and 19th centuries.