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Harry Diamond (1924-2009), Photographer

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist of 9 portraits
Photographer. Born in London's East End, Diamond worked for twenty years as a stagehand before taking up photography in 1969. He documented the changing cityscape of South London and the East End in the 1970s. In Soho, he captured his friends and the rising stars of the art world, including Eduardo Paolozzi and Lucian Freud (photographs in the National Portrait Gallery collection). One of Freud's early paintings of Diamond, Interior at Paddington (1951), was commissioned for the Arts Council's exhibition Sixty Paintings for 51, as part of the Festival of Britain.

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Francis Bacon; Lucian Freud

by Harry Diamond
vintage bromide print, 1974
NPG x135768


Lucian Freud

by Harry Diamond
vintage bromide print, 1974
NPG x135769


Lucian Freud; Frank Auerbach

by Harry Diamond
vintage bromide print, 13 May 1975
NPG x135767


Sir William Menzies Coldstream

by Harry Diamond
bromide print, August 1975
NPG x4117


Richard Carline

by Harry Diamond
bromide print, August 1975
NPG x4119


Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi

by Harry Diamond
bromide fibre print, 1975
NPG x4116


Lucian Freud

by Harry Diamond
bromide print, 1975
NPG x4114


Michael James Andrews

by Harry Diamond
bromide fibre print, 1975
NPG x4115


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