The exhibition, Black Chronicles, Photographic Portraits 1862-1948, opening on 18 May.
The exhibition will feature rare photographs from the National Portrait Gallery’s collection, as well as new acquisitions including striking portraits by Angus McBean of Les Ballets Negres, the first all-black ballet company.
New prints have also been made from glass plate negatives recently rediscovered in the Hulton Archive by the photo and film charity Autograph ABP. Curator Renée Mussai, head of ABP’s archive, stated the aim of the exhibition was to share their research with new audiences in order to cast new light on social history as well as the story of photography.
When: May 18th- December 11th 2016
Where: National Portrait Gallery