Thandiwe Newton

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Thandiwe Newton

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
15 in. x 10 1/4 in. (380 mm x 260 mm) image size; 16 1/2 in. x 11 5/8 in. (420 mm x 295 mm) overall
Given by Simon Frederick with support from Oath, 2017
Primary Collection
NPG P2063

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  • Simon Frederick (1965-), Photographer and film director. Artist or producer of 40 portraits.

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  • 100 Photographs, 2018, p. 149 Read entry

    The Black is the New Black portfolio of photographer Simon Frederick includes thirty-seven black British sitters chosen for their achievements across a variety of fields, including politics, business, culture, religion and science. These first and second generation black Britons include David Harewood (b.1965), celebrated for his role in the television series Homeland and actress Thandie Newton (b.1972), who is of Zimbabwean and English descent and has spoken of the racism she experienced growing up in Cornwall and the lack of film roles for people of colour. Frederick’s portraits - with their close cropping, sensitive compositions and skilful lighting - allow the viewer to connect intimately to the subjects.

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