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Welcome to the National Portrait Gallery Press Office

The Gallery's Press Office handles enquiries from media about forthcoming exhibitions and events, the Gallery’s Collection, and filming and photography requests.

For Press Office enquiries please contact [email protected]

Filming, Photography and Image Requests

The Press Office manages filming, photography and image requests from media, which directly relate to the Gallery's exhibitions, displays and public programme.

To obtain press images or submit a filming or photography request please contact [email protected]

If you are looking for an image from the Collection to accompany a story that is not directly related to the Gallery, or wish to use the Gallery as a filming or photography location please contact the Gallery’s Rights & Images department: [email protected]

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