In 1990, students and staff at The Cass staged Portraid, a show of photographs of influential celebrities of the time which were auctioned to benefit London Lighthouse (later part of the Terence Higgins Trust).
Twenty-five years later, Sue Andrews, Reader in Photography at The Cass, rediscovered the pictures in the university’s East End Archive. Inspired, she asked current students to approach some of the original subjects to ask them to sit for new images.
Some new sitters have also been included in the final Face Up collection which is currently on show at The Cass Bank Gallery.
Twenty of these images will be auctioned on World Aids Day 2015, 1 December, at The Cass Bank Gallery, 59-63 Whitechapel Street, London E1 7PF at 7pm. Details here