Exhibition

Black Britannia, photographic exhibition by John Ferguson

1 Oct 2010 – 22 Oct 2010

Event times

Open Daily 12noon to 12 midnight

Cost of entry

Free Entry

London, United Kingdom

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  • Bus: 67,76, 149, 243
  • Overground: Dalston Kingsland Stn/ Dalston Junction

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ACHIEVEMENT OF INSPIRATIONAL BLACK BRITONS CELEBRATED at Open The Gate for Black History Month

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Black Britannia features striking photograph portraits by talented photographer John Ferguson, Fleet Streets first black photographer in the 1980's, of some of the most well known — and less familiar — black men and women who have risen to the top of their chosen fields. Under the title Black Britannia, the full exhibition comprises of 55 portraits of inspirational black Britons who inspired personnaly the artist in the past or who are currently making great strides in public life. Of the 55 black Britons, some well know names such as Sir Trevor McDonald, Lenny Henry, Naomi Campbell, Paul Ince, Lewis Hamilton, and others from various occupations such as head teachers to supermodels, boxers to lawyers - these are people from all walks of life. For Black History Month 2010, John Ferguson has selected his favourites portraits of individuals to show at Open The Gate in Hackney, London. The exhibition aims to highlighting the achievements of these individuals, by promoting a positive image of black Britons and a positive inspiritional message to today's black youth through these high quality aesthetic portraits.

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