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Faces of the Century provided the inspiration for a series of twenty workshops for students of art and photography studying for GCSEs, 'A' Levels and GNVQs.

The brief was to make studio portraits that reflected the events, fashions and the photographic styles of each decade of the twentieth century. The portraits shown here are a small sample of pictures made throughout November 1999 and are wholly the work of the visiting students.

Before coming to the gallery they were asked to research images of their given era. Once here they were divided into teams taking on the various roles of sitter, photographer, assistant, stylist, and art director. The pictures were made using 5x4 plate cameras and studio flash in the Clore Education studio. Polaroid Type 54 black and white film was used.

The workshops were run by Roger Hargreaves and Trish Brennan.

1900s
West Thames College
West Thames College
West Thames College
1910s
Parliament Hill School
West Thames College
West Thames College
   
1920s
Cordwainers College &
College of North East London
Cordwainers College
College of North East London
1930s
Farnborough 6th Form College &
Fortismore School
Farnborough 6th Form College
Fortismore School
   
1940s
Cordwainers College &
Parliament Hill School
Cordwainers College
Parliament Hill School
1950s
Crown Woods School

Crown Woods School
Crown Woods School
   
1960s
Southgate School

Southgate School
Southgate School
1970s
Mangrove Road School &
John Ruskin College
Mangrove Road School
John Ruskin College
   
1980s
St Olave's Grammar School
St Olave's Grammar School
St Olave's Grammar School
1990s
Esher College
Esher College
Esher College
   

 
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