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John Ferguson's Black Britannia Series Documents Accomplished People

By: Meghan Young - Published: Apr 30, 2011 • References: johnferguson and behance.net
The Black Britannia photo series celebrates some of the most prestigious and accomplished Black British people of our generation and past generations. A captivating look into these cultural icons, this collection of portraits are not only inspiring, but also tug hard on heartstrings.

Photographed by Fleet Streets first black photographer in the 1980s, John Ferguson, the Black Britannia photo series essentially documents some of the most well known, and probably less familiar, black men and women who have risen to the top of their chosen fields in the UK.

The Black Britannia photo series includes such notable figures as Nicholas Tung, the first black Irish Guardsman to guard the Queen of England, David Wabso, the Head engineer for London Underground and Naomi Campbell.