Black is the New Black aired as part of Black History Month in the UK in October 2016 on BBC Two. The series saw a host of exceptional figures across sport, politics, film, fashion and science tell their personal stories and experiences of being black and British in today’s society. This included Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, Broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald, Supermodel Naomi Campbell, Comedian Sir Lenny Henry, Music Artist Tinie Tempah and Editor Edward Enninful OBE.
In August 2017 it was announced that the National Portrait Gallery in the heart of London are to exhibit all of the photos taken as part of the series shot by Simon Frederick. The exhibition is currently being built and will launch in November 2018. David’s portrait will sit as part of the permanent collections in the NPG for the next 200 years!