On the Curb of a Liverpool Pavement a Coloured British Subject Expresses the Indignation of His People

Made:
1949
maker:
Bert Hardy

Silver gelatin print by Bert Hardy, printed in 1985, titled "On the Curb of a Liverpool Pavement a Coloured British Subject Expresses the Indignation of His People". Originally published in Picture Post, July 2, 1949. Story titled "Is There a British Colour Bar?", about racism in Britain. Caption in magazine reads: "Officially there is no colour bar in Britain. But from restaurant-keepers and landladies, employers and employees, even from the man in the street, says Nathaniel Ajayi, he and his people meet with considerable colour prejudice. Ajayi has lived in five European countries, was a British Prisoner-of-war in Germany, but says he knows of no European country where the coloured man is treated with more unofficial contempt than in Britain."

Photographer's stamp on verso.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5065/29
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford