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Black is the New Black: photographs of influential black Britons by Simon Frederick, 2016

40 Portraits in set

In August 2017, the National Portrait Gallery acquired thirty-nine portraits of black Britons chosen for their achievements in politics, business, culture, religion and science. It is the Gallery’s largest acquisition of portraits of Afro-Caribbean sitters into its Primary Collection. The portraits were taken by artist, photographer and director Simon Frederick and accompany a four-part BBC TWO documentary Black is the New Black (2016), in which sitters shared their insights into being black and British today, painting a unique portrait of modern Britain’s past, present and future.