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Joan Armatrading (1950-), Singer

Sitter in 5 portraits
Born in Basseterre, the capital of St Kitts in the West Indies, Armatrading came to England aged seven and grew up in Birmingham, teaching herself to play the guitar and writing songs. Her breakthrough album Joan Armatrading (1976) included the Top Ten hit Love and Affection. Many more hits followed and her success as a black singer and songwriter has influenced others such as Tracy Chapman and Tasmin Archer.

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Joan Armatrading

by Jill Furmanovsky
archival inkjet print, 1979
NPG x125366

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Joan Armatrading

by Andrew Catlin
bromide fibre print, 27 April 1988
NPG x128837

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Joan Armatrading

by Andrew Catlin
bromide fibre print, 27 April 1988
NPG x128836

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Joan Armatrading

by Andrew Catlin
toned bromide print, 27 April 1988
NPG x35981

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Joan Armatrading

by Joel Anderson
C-type colour print, 2003
NPG x128827