Underexposed – exhibited for 11 years and a permanent home in Peckham

Underexposed, an exhibition that has become part of the fabric of the local community.

Comprising a collection of 30 photographs of established and emerging black actors by Franklyn Rodgers best known for his distinctive portraits, often exploring Britain’s diversity.

The exhibition commissioned by 4 the Record Initiative were exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in 2008. The images were reprinted and installed at street level to hoardings at Peckham Library where they remained until 2017. While the exhibition was being refurbished in 2012, there was outcry from the local community who though it was being taken down.

This longstanding exhibition demonstrates our print capacity at its best. Giant 1.5m images are printed on vinyl bonded to aluminium composite substrate and sealed with UV-resistant weatherproof laminate. The result is larger-than-life portraits with exquisite detail.

The images were removed to make way for the new Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where they are now permanently installed in the same location to the façade glazing, printed on one-way vision film.

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