There is some of the amazing photography work on show in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Virtual Tour to celebrate Black History Month. The exhibition is Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience. ‘Working in partnership with Black Cultural Archives, the V&A identified and acquired photographs taken by black photographers, or which document the lives of black people in Britain, taken between the 1950s – 90s.
The aim of the seven-year collaboration was to raise awareness of the contribution of black Britons to British culture and society, as well as to the art of photography. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), they acquired 118 works by 17 artists. To complement the photographs, Black Cultural Archives collected oral histories from some of the photographers, their relatives, and the people depicted in the images’.
Fyling Hall’s Head of Art, Ms Mansfield commented,
“Having taken the tour, I feel inspired by the work and touched by the stories. If you love Photography and or have an interest in history, then this exhibition is a must see. Take the time to check out the amazing photography work on show!”