The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

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The National Portrait Gallery’s extraordinary Photographs Collection includes over 250,000 photographic objects. Photography curator Sabina Jaskot-Gill delves into the Collection to select treasures from the medium’s first century, made by early pioneer photographers.

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