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Sheila Rock, Photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 9 portraits
American-born but based in London, Rock's photographic career was launched though commissions for The Face. Starting in the late 1970s Rock's photographs of The Clash and the Generation X were published and she continued to work for the magazine on a regular basis until the late 1980s. Rock enjoyed both an artistic freedom featuring in her documentary photography and more clasical portraits in black and white. She has worked on personal projects and for advertising.

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Sir Simon Rattle

by Sheila Rock
bromide print, 2002-2003
NPG P1971



by Sheila Rock
bromide print, 1984
NPG x88054


John Eliot Gardiner

by Sheila Rock
toned bromide print, 1998
NPG x125016


Steve Redgrave

by Sheila Rock
bromide fibre print, 2000
NPG x89000


Denise Lewis

by Sheila Rock
bromide fibre print, 2000
NPG x125009


Nigel Kennedy

by Sheila Rock
bromide fibre print, Autumn 2005
NPG x132272


Sir Antonio Pappano

by Sheila Rock
C-type colour print, 2006
NPG x132271



by Sheila Rock
bromide print, 1984
NPG x88052



by Sheila Rock
bromide print, 1984
NPG x88053

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