MISS AFRICA GB SPECIAL GUEST AT 1ST BLACK BEAUTY QUEEN EXHIBITION
09
Jul
2016

MISS AFRICA GB SPECIAL GUEST AT 1ST BLACK BEAUTY QUEEN EXHIBITION

Miss Africa GB queens were special guests at the 1st ever gallery exhibition of Black Beauty Queens in the UK which took place on Thursday the 7th of July at the Autograph Gallery, Rivington Place,London. On display were the works of the late Raphael Albert (1935-2009), cultural promoter and photographer of black beauty pageants in west London from the late 1960s to the 1980s.

For more than three decades, Albert documented hundreds of popular dance, music and community events while building up a portfolio of portraits of aspiring models. Albert, who came to England from Grenada in 1953, also founded his own magazine Charisma in 1984.

Other guests included Sybil McLean (Miss Black & Beautiful  1972)

 

Dele Onabowu (Founder Miss Africa),  Renée Mussai ( Curator )

 

 

                                         Susana Owono, Dele Onabowu, Cherelle Hammond Hammond

 

 

 

 

 

                                       Sybil McLean (Miss Black & Beautiful  1972 - Featured in Background Photo), Dele Onabowu

 

                              Miss Africa GB 2015, Miss Black and Beautiful 1972 (Featured in Background Photo), Miss Africa GB 2015 - 1st Princess

 

 

 Susana Owono, Adeline Ike (Miss Africa GB Contestant Manager), Cherelle Hammond)

 

 

 

 

 The exhibition featured over sixty modern and vintage prints, as well as archival ephemera.

 

Photos: TIDG Visuals

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