Nottingham Black Archive teamed up with Autograph-ABP and The New Arts Exchange to unearth a ‘Missing Chapter’ of Britain’s diverse photographic history. The 15th October 2011 marked the third nationwide ‘photographic road show’ that Autograph have engineered to collect, digitise and archive photographs donated by the general public and specifically from the ethnic minority communities in England. The photographs collected will help form a nationwide photographic archive. Nottingham Black Archive were proud to be apart of this project and were grateful for the members of the Black Community who relinquished their family album to secure their place in photographic history; from birthday parties, to intimate domestic life to family functions over 50 photographs from 11 different families were added to the Autograph archive.
Autograph is a charity that works to educate the public in photography with a special focus on cultural identity. If you would like to donate any photographs to be added to the National Archive email: info@autograph- abp.co.uk also for more information about the Autograph-ABP visit their website http://www.autograph-abp.co.uk
Here are some of the photographs donated to the national Archive, above Ms. Lewis with her two youngest children 1963, right Ms. Lewis a new arrival from Jamaica outside her Nottingham home early 60′s, below a family reunion captured on Sherbrook Rd Carrington 1985, Panya Banjoko on her christening day late 60′s.