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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.

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Sir David Adjaye, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2061

Sir David Adjaye

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2061

Maggie Aderin-Pocock, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2058

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2058

Ashley Banjo, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2057

Ashley Banjo

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2057

Malorie Blackman, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2044

Malorie Blackman

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2044

Ozwald Boateng, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2041

Ozwald Boateng

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2041

Jazzie B, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2060

Jazzie B

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2060

Naomi Campbell, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2035

Naomi Campbell

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2035

Charlie Casely-Hayford, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2052

Charlie Casely-Hayford

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2052

Noel Clarke, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2067

Noel Clarke

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2067

Alesha Dixon, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2054

Alesha Dixon

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2054

Shevelle Dynott, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2059

Shevelle Dynott

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2059

Jamal Edwards, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2062

Jamal Edwards

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2062

Edward Enninful, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2042

Edward Enninful

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2042

Ekow Eshun, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2055

Ekow Eshun

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2055

Les Ferdinand, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2064

Les Ferdinand

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2064

Goldie, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2065

Goldie

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2065

David Harewood, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2048

David Harewood

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2048

Lenny Henry, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2070

Lenny Henry

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2070

Terry Jervis, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2051

Terry Jervis

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2051

Beverley Knight, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2056

Beverley Knight

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2056