Black Britannia

Photographs by John Ferguson

7 August 2009 to 28 February 2010

Please note that this exhibition has now closed

Portrait photograph of racing driver Lewis hamilton surrounded by the press

Lewis Hamilton © John Ferguson

The International Slavery Museum was pleased to host this groundbreaking exhibition of portrait photographs by John Ferguson, one of Britain's most talented Black photographers.

Black Britannia focused on Africans, and those of African descent, who have achieved success in contemporary Britain. Like many Black people throughout history, they have overcome racism and discrimination, twin legacies of transatlantic slavery. This exhibition paid homage to their resilience and inspirational qualities.


Follow the links below to read John Ferguson's foreword to the exhibition, Inspiring the next generation, and see a selection of photographs from the exhibition.

Further information

Further information is available on photographer John Ferguson's website.

This exhibition was made possible with the assistance of the Government Indemnity Scheme, provided by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and administered by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).