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A selection of portraits of BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) representations in the Gallery's collection. See also: 'Around the world' (Theme) and 'Costumes and national dress' (Dress).

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Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, July 1948
NPG x97122

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Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, July 1948
NPG x97159

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Nam Phuong, Empress of Vietnam

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1950s
NPG x195362

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Tommy Steele

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1956
NPG x136589

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Tommy Steele

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1956
NPG x136590

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Tommy Steele

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1956
NPG x136591

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Ray Ellington

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1963
NPG x136494

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Obafemi Awolowo

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 July 1972
NPG x171538

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Obafemi Awolowo

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 July 1972
NPG x171540

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Obafemi Awolowo

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 July 1972
NPG x171541

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Obafemi Awolowo

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 July 1972
NPG x171542

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Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo (née Adelana)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 July 1972
NPG x171543

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Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo (née Adelana)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 July 1972
NPG x171544

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Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo (née Adelana); Obafemi Awolowo

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 July 1972
NPG x171547

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Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo (née Adelana); Obafemi Awolowo

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 July 1972
NPG x171548

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Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo (née Adelana); Obafemi Awolowo

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 July 1972
NPG x171549

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V.S. Naipaul

by Bill Brandt
bromide print, 1976
NPG x22450

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Aswad (Brinsley Forde; Gad Robinson; Drummie Zeb)

by Danijah Tafari
gelatin silver print, 1990
NPG x76193