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Photo London Talks: Simon Frederick in conversation with Renée Mussai

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Join Renée Mussai, Senior Curator and Head of Archive & Research at Autograph ABP, in conversation with artist, photographer and broadcaster Simon Frederick, exploring his interest in revealing the person within the photograph, his views on photography and television, new projects and his donation of prints to the National Portrait Gallery, which feature portraits of influential black Britons including fashion icon Naomi Campbell, actor Thandie Newton, rappers Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah, British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, writer Malorie Blackman and journalist Sir Trevor McDonald, amongst others.

Simon Frederick is a British artist, photographer and broadcaster.As a child Frederick was told by his Caribbean grandmother that he had a gift of ‘being able to see people’. It is precisely this ability to reveal the character and the soul of his subject that defines Frederick’s work as so incredibly unique and arresting. His relaxed approach allows him to peel back layer by layer, capturing his subjects with sensitivity and a raw unprecedented honesty that captivates our attention as viewers.

Simon Frederick’s work spans from celebrity portraiture to art exhibitions to global advertising campaigns and television. He is best known for his recent roles as a lead judge and co-host alongside film royalty, Isabella Rossellini on Sky Arts’ Master of Photography and for the ground breaking TV series that he conceived, produced and directed, Black Is The New Black for BBC Two.

Renée Mussai is Senior Curator and Head of Archive & Research at Autograph ABP, a London-based arts charity that promotes photography and film addressing cultural identity, race, representation and human rights. A curator/scholar with a special interest in African, Black British and diasporic photographic practices, Mussai has organised numerous artistic projects and curated exhibitions in Europe, Africa and the US - including the critically-acclaimed Black Chronicles programmes. She publishes and lectures internationally on photography, curatorial studies and cultural politics, and is presently a PhD candidate in Art History at University College London, as well as a regular guest curator and former non-resident fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.


Image: Simon Frederick, Naomi Campbell, 2016. Courtesy Simon Frederick. Copyright Simon Frederick/NPG/PA

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