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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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Lord Snowdon, by Mark Boxer - NPG 5920(21)

Lord Snowdon

by Mark Boxer
ink and black crayon, 1981
NPG 5920(21)

Anne, Countess of Rosse with her children, by Madame Yevonde - NPG x14368

Anne, Countess of Rosse with her children

by Madame Yevonde
bromide print on card mount, 1939
NPG x14368

Lord Snowdon, by Anthony Buckley - NPG x76291

Lord Snowdon

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1958
NPG x76291

Lord Snowdon, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x35959

Lord Snowdon

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, July 1965
NPG x35959

Lord Snowdon, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30147

Lord Snowdon

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1969
NPG x30147

The official Silver Wedding group photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield - NPG x25290

The official Silver Wedding group photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield
bromide fibre print, 26 December 1971
NPG x25290

The Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x126928

The Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 14 November 1973
NPG x126928

Lord Snowdon, by Roger George Clark - NPG x15116

Lord Snowdon

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 4 October 1979
NPG x15116

Lord Snowdon, by Jill Kennington - NPG x127152

Lord Snowdon

by Jill Kennington
bromide print, 1988
NPG x127152

Lord Snowdon, by Barry Marsden - NPG x39370

Lord Snowdon

by Barry Marsden
bromide fibre print, 1989
NPG x39370

Lord Snowdon, by Julian Broad - NPG x139547

Lord Snowdon

by Julian Broad
C-type colour print, 27 July 2007
NPG x139547

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Lord Snowdon

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1963
NPG P1961

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Lord Snowdon

by Robert Mapplethorpe
bromide print laid on card, 1979
NPG P749

Web image not currently available

'The Royal Wedding 6 May 1960'

published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, (6 May 1960)
NPG x193294

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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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