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Black is the New Black

Photographs by Simon Frederick

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 (opening 29th September 2018) celebrates their acquisition as the largest group of portraits of Afro-Caribbean sitters into the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection.

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Naomi Campbell NPG P2035 Portrait Print
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Naomi Campbell NPG P2035 Portrait Print

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Malorie Blackman NPG P2044 Portrait Print
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Malorie Blackman NPG P2044 Portrait Print

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David Harewood NPG P2048 Portrait Print
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David Harewood NPG P2048 Portrait Print

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Jamal Edwards NPG P2062 Portrait Print
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Jamal Edwards NPG P2062 Portrait Print

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Ozwald Boateng NPG P2041 Portrait Print
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Ozwald Boateng NPG P2041 Portrait Print

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Trevor Nelson NPG P2038 Portrait Print
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Trevor Nelson NPG P2038 Portrait Print

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Noel Clarke NPG P2067 Portrait Print
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Noel Clarke NPG P2067 Portrait Print

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Lenny Henry NPG P2070 Portrait Print
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Lenny Henry NPG P2070 Portrait Print

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Tinie Tempah NPG P2045 Portrait Print
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Tinie Tempah NPG P2045 Portrait Print

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Laura Mvula NPG P2040 Portrait Print
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Laura Mvula NPG P2040 Portrait Print

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Shevelle Dynott NPG P2059 Portrait Print
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Shevelle Dynott NPG P2059 Portrait Print

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Edward Enninful NPG P2042 Portrait Print
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Edward Enninful NPG P2042 Portrait Print

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Patricia Janet Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal NPG P2049 Portrait Print
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Patricia Janet Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal NPG P2049 Portrait Print

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Sharon White NPG P2053 Portrait Print
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Sharon White NPG P2053 Portrait Print

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Goldie NPG P2065 Portrait Print
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Goldie NPG P2065 Portrait Print

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Terry Jervis NPG P2051 Portrait Print
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Terry Jervis NPG P2051 Portrait Print

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Ashley Banjo NPG P2057 Portrait Print
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Ashley Banjo NPG P2057 Portrait Print

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Ekow Eshun NPG P2055 Portrait Print
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Ekow Eshun NPG P2055 Portrait Print

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Thandie Newton NPG P2063 Portrait Print
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Thandie Newton NPG P2063 Portrait Print

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Les Ferdinand NPG P2064 Portrait Print
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Les Ferdinand NPG P2064 Portrait Print

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Sir Trevor McDonald NPG P2034 Portrait Print
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Sir Trevor McDonald NPG P2034 Portrait Print

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Beverley Knight NPG P2056 Portrait Print
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Beverley Knight NPG P2056 Portrait Print

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Yinka Shonibare NPG P2039 Portrait Print
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Yinka Shonibare NPG P2039 Portrait Print

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Gina Yashere NPG P2050 Portrait Print
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Gina Yashere NPG P2050 Portrait Print

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