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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
© Simon Frederick / National Portrait Gallery by Simon Frederick  ...

Naomi Campbell NPG P2035 Portrait Print

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Sir Trevor McDonald NPG P2034 Portrait Print
© Simon Frederick / National Portrait Gallery by Simon Frederick  ...

Sir Trevor McDonald NPG P2034 Portrait Print

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