About the Book
A new collection of photographs exhibited in 2008 at City Hall, London by photographer John Ferguson,
A moment to honour the achievements of Britain's black community across the generations.
From music to law, education to sport, medicine and celebrity, John has photographed Black Britons who have made a unique contribution to UK life. From instantly recognisable faces like Frank Bruno and Lenny Henry, to musicians like Ms Dynamite and Estelle, to cabinet ministers like Paul Boateng and Baroness Amos.
Black Brittania reveals the diverse face of modern Britain. From premiership soccer referees to songwriters, WW2 veterans to tennis players, farmers to poets, John shows how black people are succeeding at the top level in every part of society.
My business began as a hobby and has taken off. I started out doing portrait photography and was getting frustrated at not being able to display my work comprehensively. Along came Blurb and transformed all that! I have created over 100 books for customers since I began. I started out with my own photography but demand has resulted in my compiling customers' own travel photographs from all over the world, their old family photographs, birthday parties, wedding receptions, special events, creating luxurious coffee table books that will be treasured for life. In addition to photo books, I have created for clients recipe books, poetry books, books to promote business for artists and jewellers, portfolios for building contractors .... new and ever increasing areas!