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Black is the New Black: Portraits by Simon Frederick

A collection of portraits bringing together exceptional figures to celebrate black British achievement today

Booking until 27 January 2019 | Visit website

Black is the New Black brings together exceptional figures from the world of politics, business, culture, religion and science to celebrate black British achievement today.

Artist and director Simon Frederick photographed sitters ranging from Naomi Campbell, Sir Trevor McDonald and Thandie Newton to musician Jazzie B of Soul II Soul and footballer Les Ferdinand, to recognise the profound impact of black individuals on British culture.

The portraits were made as part of Frederick’s acclaimed BBC Two documentary series of 2016 on black culture in modern Britain. This display celebrates their acquisition as the largest group of portraits of Afro-Caribbean sitters into the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection.

29 September 2018 - 27 January 2019, National Portrait Gallery, London, Room 33, Floor 1
 
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