UNDEREXPOSED, an arts program that formed part of the 4 The Record Initiative, was the brainchild of black British actor Fraser James, aiming to demonstrate the large number of strong black role models in Britain.
The portraits were the work of photographer Franklyn Rogers. They were displayed in the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2008, and later displayed on the wall of Peckham, close to the Public Library. They were removed in 2017 to make way for building works, but some of them have now been redisplayed outside Peckhamplex, where the sun adds some subtle reflections of the surrounding area.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 18 January 2019
Posted as part of Weekend Reflection