Last year London's National Portrait Gallery held an exhibition called Want to See More of Me? featuring photographer Donald MacLellan's gorgeous portraits of both established and up-and-coming British black actors, and the show is currently touring the UK. Gabriel Gbadamosi, however, sees the images not so much as the celebration of diversity they are intended to be but as a throwback to ye olde "tits-and-teeth" approach to head shots:
Fortunately Femi Fola has a strong rebuttal to Gbadamosi's argument, and personally I think the pictures are a breath of fresh air in an age when Vanity Fair still puts actors of color behind the fold on their Hollywood covers and Italian Vogue has to stage an all-black issue just to call attention to the fact that black models get a fraction of available contracts. Besides, I never mind seeing images of the marvelous Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sophie Okonedo. Judge for yourself in the gallery here.