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Lord Snowdon

(1930-2017), Photographer; former husband of Princess Margaret

Sitter in 17 portraits
Artist of 276 portraits
Photographer and designer. Armstrong Jones first began to take photographs while studying at Cambridge, encouraged by his uncle, the stage designer and artist Oliver Messel. After working as an apprentice to society photographer Baron (1906-56), he opened his first studio in 1952. He established his reputation by photographing theatre, fashion and society subjects, and became an official Royal photographer. In 1960 he married HRH the Princess Margaret, and was subsequently ennobled, taking the title Earl of Snowdon. He was photographer for The Sunday Times (1962-90), Vogue (from 1964) and the Telegraph Magazine (since 1990). He established the Snowdon Award Scheme (now Snowdon Trust) for disability projects in 1981.

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Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1639

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 October 1957
NPG P1639

Queen Elizabeth II, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1641

Queen Elizabeth II

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 October 1957
NPG P1641

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1642

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 October 1957
NPG P1642

Queen Elizabeth II, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1645

Queen Elizabeth II

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 1958
NPG P1645

Christine Silver, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x26020

Christine Silver

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print on card mount, 1950s
NPG x26020

Emlyn Williams, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x26071

Emlyn Williams

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x26071

Sir Alec Guinness, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x45959

Sir Alec Guinness

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 1955
NPG x45959

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x132902

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt

by Lord Snowdon
bromide fibre print, 1958
NPG x132902

William Tucker, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x129529

William Tucker

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 9 October 1963
NPG x129529

Richard Hamilton, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x76733

Richard Hamilton

by Lord Snowdon
bromide fibre print, 6 January 1963
NPG x76733

David Hockney, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x76732

David Hockney

by Lord Snowdon
bromide fibre print, 1965
NPG x76732

David Terence Puttnam, Baron Puttnam, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x131837

David Terence Puttnam, Baron Puttnam

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, circa 1980
NPG x131837

Jeremy Irons, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x27864

Jeremy Irons

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 1981
NPG x27864

Ben Kingsley; Richard Attenborough, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x34553

Ben Kingsley; Richard Attenborough

by Lord Snowdon
C-type colour print, 1982
NPG x34553

Writers, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x126893


by Lord Snowdon
cibachrome print, January 1982
NPG x126893

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Toby Madrigal

22 November 2016, 21:11

I've read interesting things about this chaps approach to portraiture in his studio: for example, he likes tension, discourages chatting and keeps a rack of plain blue shirts for male sitters to wear if he disapproves of their clothes. Cameras: for formal portraiture in the studio - Hasselblad 500CM. For location and photojournalism - Leica M series. Also champions the rights of disabled people.

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