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Britain’s black diaspora celebrated at the V&A

— May 2015

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Yinka Shonibare, Diary of a Victorian Dandy. © Yinka Shonibare, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Roy Clark is impressed by ‘Staying Power’, a small but highly effective exhibition on black British experience, as captured by some highly gifted photographers

My first thought upon receiving a notification about this photography show at the V&A, was why the black British experience is so seldom the subject of an exhibition. With the honourable exception of The Museum of London’s 2005 show ‘Roots to Reckoning’ it is hard to think of a major photographic exhibition on the subject by a UK public art institution in recent...

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