Encouraging more parity in the arts industry with giant display of famous black actors

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Encouraging more parity in the arts industry with giant display of famous black actors

A collection of portraits which lined a street in Peckham for almost ten years, and become one of London's longest running public art installations, has returned to the town - to mark black history month.

Itsput together by Underexposed Arts and each photograph celebrates dual heritage actors - from Idris Elba to Diane Parish.

They originally made their debut at the National Portrait Gallery in 2008, before being installed on Peckham Hill Street - and now their back on the Mountview Academy for Theatre Arts.

They're about encourging the next generation of young actors and artists to realsie what they could achieve.

I met with some of the actors who had their photo's taken all those years ago for the exhibition.

 

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