Black History Month exhibition

INSPIRATIONAL BLACK BRITONS - a celebration of achievement for Black History Month 

For Black History Month October 2020, photographer John Ferguson's landmark exhibition Black Britannia is coming to the Cornhill Square in the heart of Ipswich.

Black Britannia features striking photographic portraits by talented photographer John Ferguson, Fleet Street's first black staff photographer in the 1990’s. His dynamic images capture well-known and less-familiar black men and women who have risen to the top of their chosen fields including  newsreader Trevor McDoanld, model Naomi Campbell, F1 racer Lewis hamilton and judge Dame Linda Dobbs.

The photographer John Ferguson says:

“The aim being, first, to inspire younger black people to broaden their horizons away from street life by providing non-stereotypical role models, and second, to show Ipswich at large, the incredible achievements of individuals away from the all too frequent stereotyping of black people.”

“I believe that all too often the black community is portrayed in a negative light. I want to challenge this preconception by raising people's consciousness and awareness to the fantastic contributions made to black Britons not only to UK culture but also to the economy at large."

“Ipswich as become a multicultural town, and through diversity comes strength and cohesion - consciously and subconsciously. This exhibition is a chance for younger people to become inspired by the portraits and stories of these black men and women.”

This outdoor exhibition will be on the Cornhill Square, positioned under the Lloyds Arches to provide cover from wet weather.


Cornhill Square, The Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DD


Cornhill Square


03/10/2020 - 02/11/2020