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Netflix’s Black Talent Re-Creates Iconic A Great Day in Harlem Photo

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Forty-seven of Netflix’s phenomenal black talent from 20-plus original shows, films and documentaries came together to create the photo A Great Day in Hollywood, inspired by the iconic 1958 photo A Great Day in Harlem.

The photo was taken by Kwaku Alston, and the accompanying video was directed by Lacey Duke.

“It was a pretty magical couple of hours. All these amazingly talented, beautiful individuals in one space being supportive and just looking stunning together, all here to pull off this one-take wonder! Alfre Woodard even led everyone in an epic rendition of ‘Lift Every Voice’ before we started shooting. It was beautiful, and in a flash, it was over. It was probably the most overwhelming two hours of my career. I was just so happy to be a part of history,” Duke said.

Take a look at the footage below:

Talent in the photo include:

  1. Ajiona Alexus (13 Reasons Why)
  2. Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage; Juanita)
  3. Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why)
  4. Antoinette Robertson (Dear White People)
  5. Antonique Smith (Luke Cage)
  6. Ashley Blaine Featherson (Dear White People)
  7. Ava DuVernay (13th; Central Park Five)
  8. Brett Gray (On My Block)
  9. Britney Young (Glow)
  10. Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things)
  11. Chanté Adams (Roxanne Roxanne)
  12. Cheo Hodari Coker (Luke Cage)
  13. Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black)
  14. Dawn Porter (Bobby Kennedy for President)
  15. DeRay Davis (How to Act Black)
  16. Derek Luke (13 Reasons Why)
  17. DeRon Horton (Dear White People)
  18. Gabrielle Dennis (Luke Cage)
  19. Hayley Law (Altered Carbon; Riverdale)
  20. Justin Simien (Dear White People)
  21. Justine Simmons (All About the Washingtons)
  22. Kano (Top Boy)
  23. Kat Graham (The Holiday Calendar; How It Ends)
  24. Kia Stevens (Glow)
  25. Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black)
  26. Lena Waithe (Master of None; Dear White People; Step Sisters)
  27. Logan Browning (Dear White People)
  28. Marlon Wayans (Naked; Woke-ish)
  29. Marque Richardson (Dear White People; Step Sisters)
  30. Mike Colter (Luke Cage)
  31. Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage)
  32. Nia Long (Roxanne Roxanne; Dear White People)
  33. Nia Jervier (Dear White People; Step Sisters)
  34. Priah Ferguson (Stranger Things)
  35. Quincy Brown (The Holiday Calendar)
  36. Rapsody (Rapture)
  37. Rev Run (All About the Washingtons)
  38. Russell Hornsby (Seven Seconds)
  39. Sacha Jenkins (Rapture)
  40. Samantha Logan (13 Reasons Why)
  41. Sierra Capri (On My Block)
  42. Simone Missick (Luke Cage)
  43. Spike Lee (She’s Gotta Have It)
  44. Steven Silver (13 Reasons Why)
  45. Sydelle Noel (Glow)
  46. Vaneza Oliveira (3%)
  47. Yance Ford (Strong Island)

Check out behind-the-scenes footage of the cast from Dear White People: