Robert Taylor

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Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor a British photographer with a career spanning 30 years. He counts Rotimi Fani-Kayode as a major inspiration in his decision to become a photographer. His work has been exhibited in innumerable venues, including the National Portrait Gallery and the V&A.

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Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean

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Frank Ocean

Singer, songwriter, producer, visual artist and photographer Frank Ocean is known for revitalising jazz and funk-influenced R&B. Best known for his 2012 album Channel Orange, which quickly became a classic of the genre, he is now one of the most celebrated artists of his generation.

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Billy Porter

Billy Porter

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Billy Porter

Billy Porter is a multi-award-winning actor and singer. In 2013 he was awarded Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Lola in Kinky Boots at the 67th Tony Awards. He made waves at the 91st Academy Awards when he walked the red carpet in a tuxedo jacket and a velvet gown by designer Christian Siriano. In a 2020 interview with Vanity Fair he made a scathing critique of the political status quo, saying that “The reason why our country is in the mess we’re in is simply because of whiteness. White supremacy. White people choke-holding power and sucking the life out of humanity”.

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Lola Flash

Lola Flash

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Lola Flash

Lola Flash is a photographer who initially became known for her use of cross-colour technique, producing striking pieces of work in inverted colours. She was part of the Art Positive artist collective and during the AIDS crisis in New York City she was an active participant in ACT UP, a grassroots political group aiming to support people with AIDS and end the pandemic. Her work in often concerned with marginalised groups and topics of race, gender, age, sexuality and identity. Flash was also one of the models featured in the 1989 “Kissing Doesn’t Kill” poster.

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Lola Flash
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