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For Colored Girls Living Portraits Gallery

For Colored Girls Living Portraits Gallery

Thompson on Hollywood

For Colored Girls star Janet Jackson is hosting Tim Palen’s “Living Portraits” opening night event at Manhattan’s Lehman Maupin gallery on October 24. The 35mm series features the eight stars of For Colored Girls: Jackson, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerri Washington, Anika Noni Rose, Loretta Devine, Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad. Palen, in addition to being Liongate’s marketing chief, is a respected photographer who directed Jackson in her “Nothing” music video (Why Did I Get Married Too).

Tyler Perry’s film, which investigates what it means to be a woman of color, opens November 5.

“Living Portraits” preview after the jump.

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