|From Series Black Beauty Pageants, by Raphael Albert, 1960-79|
|Hairstyles of Nigerian women, by JD Okhai Ojeikere|
|Diary of a Victorian Dandy, by Yinka Shonibare, 1998|
|Westbourne Park Tube Station, Charlie Philips, 1967|
The Black British Experience exhibition at the V and A brings home the exceptional, yet completely everyday, place of black beauty and experience in Britain. A history that is often missed, misplaced, displaced, ignored, misunderstood, or simply turned a blind eye to in British life.