Black Chronicles - Photographic Portraits 1862-1948
18th May - 11th December 2016
National Portrait Gallery, St Martins Lane, WC2H 0HE
The National Portrait Gallery in partnership with Autograph ABP presents a unique ‘snapshot’ of black lives and experiences in Britain.
This important display of photographs reveal some of the stories of Black and Asian lives in Britain from the 1860s through to the 1940s.
Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948 brings together some of the earliest photographs of Black and Asian sitters in the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection.
These are exhibited alongside recently discovered images from the Hulton Archive, a division of Getty Images. The display of over 40 photographs highlight an important and complex black presence in Britain before 1948, a watershed moment when the Empire Windrush brought the first group of Caribbean migrants to Great Britain.
In addition, Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948 highlights new acquisitions including a series of portraits by Angus McBean, of Les Ballets Nègres, Britain’s first all-black ballet company and a selection of photographs of the pioneer of classical Indian dance in Britain, Pandit Ram Gopal, by George Hurrell.
This exhibition is free.
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