Pamela Chandler (1928-1993), Photographer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 27 portraits
Chandler was one of the leading studio portrait photographers of the 1950s and 1960s, specialising in literary and theatrical subjects. She had her first brush with celebrity working as an extra at various film studios including Pinewood, Denham and Elstree before spending a short apprenticeship at the Landseer Photographic Studio in the heart of the West End. This led to a partnership at her own premises in South Molton Street, Mayfair, before moving on to Beauchamp Place. Although known principally as a photographer of men and celebrated from her official photographs of Harold MacMillan taken in 1960 when she was only 31, this particular display focuses on four of her women subjects.
by Pamela Chandler
modern bromide print from original negative, 21 October 1958