Black is the New Black: Portraits by Simon Frederick

Black is the New Black: Portraits by Simon Frederick

Black is the New Black: Portraits by Simon Frederick

29 September 2018 - 27 January 2019

Room 33, Floor 1

Free

Portraits by Simon Frederick

Portraits by Simon Frederick

29 September 2018 - 27 January 2019

Room 33, Floor 1

Free

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 celebrates their acquisition as the largest group of portraits of Afro-Caribbean sitters into the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection.

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Events

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4 events matching the search term BAME

Visualising Portraits : Black is the New Black

Visualising Portraits : Black is the New Black

25 October 2018, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Be inspired by contemporary Britons who have achieved greatness and explore these stunning new photographs by Simon Frederick.


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In conversation: Neil Kenlock and Mike Phillips

In conversation: Neil Kenlock and Mike Phillips

A part of Friday Lates
9 November 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photographer Neil Kenlock discusses his current project, Expectations, with writer and journalist Mike Phillips.


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Screening: Windrush Generations

Screening: Windrush Generations

A part of Friday Lates
16 November 2018, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Rachel Wang, Co-Founder of Chocolate Films, introduces the latest cinema programme from the multi award-winning 1000 Londoners project.


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Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

20 January 2019, 13:00-16:00
Free

Inspired by Black is the New Black, a new display by artist and director Simon Frederick showcasing photographs of exceptional black British figures including rapper Tinie Tempah and SB.TV founder Jamal Edwards. Work with artist Othello De'Souza-Hartley to create a photographic portrait using DSLR cameras and develop new skills in composition, lighting and pose.


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Meet the Artist: Simon Frederick

An exclusive opportunity to bring your students to hear directly from the artist about his display in the National Portrait gallery, Black is the New Black.

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Photographs Collection: Display

Banner credit: Naomi Campbell by Simon Frederick 2016 NPG P2035