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Lord Snowdon

(1930-), 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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John Randall Bratby, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(7)

John Randall Bratby

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print
NPG P797(7)

Robin Darwin, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(12)

Robin Darwin

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print
NPG P797(12)

Joyce Grenfell, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P814

Joyce Grenfell

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG P814

Joyce Grenfell, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P815

Joyce Grenfell

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG P815

James Mason, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P827

James Mason

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG P827

John French, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P809

John French

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG P809

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

Prunella Clough, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(10)

Prunella Clough

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, circa 1959
NPG P797(10)

Michael James Andrews, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(1)

Michael James Andrews

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 7 December 1962
NPG P797(1)

Frank Auerbach, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(3)

Frank Auerbach

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 April 1962
NPG P797(3)

Frank Bowling, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(6)

Frank Bowling

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 21 March 1962
NPG P797(6)

Sir William Menzies Coldstream, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(11)

Sir William Menzies Coldstream

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 16 April 1962
NPG P797(11)

Oskar Kokoschka, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(30)

Oskar Kokoschka

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 29 May 1962
NPG P797(30)

Victor Pasmore, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(36)

Victor Pasmore

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 16 April 1962
NPG P797(36)

William George Scott, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(42)

William George Scott

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 8 April 1962
NPG P797(42)

Philip John Sutton with his wife, Heather, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(48)

Philip John Sutton with his wife, Heather

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 January 1962
NPG P797(48)

R.B. Kitaj with his wife, Elsi, and their son, Lem, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(55)

R.B. Kitaj with his wife, Elsi, and their son, Lem

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 6 December 1962
NPG P797(55)

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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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