These Vintage Photos of Black Beauty Pageants Are Stunning and Inspiring 

Prepare to be wowed! Photographer Raphael Albert has opened up his archives and is sharing a collection of his awe-inspring photographs of black beauty pageants in the UK from the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The beautiful images are being fetured at an Autograph ABP exhibit in London called "Miss Black and Beautiful."  While we've never needed pagaents to tell us that "black is beautiful" -- it never hurts putting our extraordinary beauty and style on display. Here's a look at Albert's amazing photos...

 

 

 

Julee Wilson Jul, 13, 2016

1 of 6 Courtesy of © Raphael Albert/Autograph ABP

Miss Black & Beautiful Sybil McLean with fellow contestants, Hammersmith Palais, London, 1972.

2 of 6 Courtesy of © Raphael Albert/Autograph ABP

Holley posing at Blythe Road, Hammersmith, London, early 1970s.

3 of 6 Courtesy of © Raphael Albert/Autograph ABP

Beauty queen, London, 1970s.

4 of 6 Courtesy of © Raphael Albert/Autograph ABP

Miss Black & Beautiful with fellow contestants, London, Hammersmith Palais, 1970s.

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Miss West Indies in Great Britain contestant posing at Blythe Road, Hammersmith, London, 1970s.

6 of 6 Courtesy of © Raphael Albert/Autograph ABP

Miss West Indies in Great Britain, Hammersmith, London, late 1970s/80s.

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