17 July – 1 September 1974
Johnny Dewe-Mathews trained as an architect and practised for a short time in New York. He subsequently settled in Oaxaca, Mexico, making a living by painting pictures of the Zapotec Indians.
Two years ago he bought a camera, returned to London and started to photograph his friends and colleagues. Early this year he won an Arts Council Photography Award for the continuance of his work and its exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
He believes the relationship between sitter and photographer to be just as important as technique. This is apparent in the selection of over 40 colour and black and white photographs of his friends in the exhibition.
Johnny Dewe-Mathews is 28 and this is his first one-man exhibition.
Albert Clark, May 1974
Bryan Ferry, composer and musician, June 1974
Chelita Secunda, writer, November 1972
Cindy White, model, April 1974
Carl Bowen, painter/architect, March 1974
Marianne Faithful, actress, May 1974
Terence Stamp, actor, February 1974
Pete Townshend, musician and composer, March 1974
Jack Nicholson, actor, April 1974
Unknown Girl, June 1974
Amanda Lear, actress, June 1974
Roger Daltrey, musician, April 1974
Oliver Reed, actor, May 1974
Ken Russell, film director, and daughter Victoria, May 1974
Ann-Margaret, actress, April 1974
Florence Viscaise, model, December 1973
Susannah Phillips, painter, and Lucy Duvan, ethnomusicologist, June 1974
Kilburn and the Highroads, musicians, May 1974
Celia Birtwell, fabric designer, and her son George Clark, May 1974
Mo McDermott, sculptor, with five unknown children, June 1974
Anna Piaggi, fashion editor, and Vernon Lambert, collector, March 1973
Andy Warhol and Chairman Mao, Paris, February 1974
The Contemporary Ballet, February 1974
Patricia Quinn, actress, July 1974
Lady Rose Lambton, friend, June 1974
An American Tourist, May 1974
Nicol Williamson as Coriolanus, November 1973
Mrs Jeanette Charles, model, June 1974
Ossie Clark, clothes designer, and Amanda Lear, March 1974
Julian Rothenstein, publisher, June 1974
Tim Curry as Frank ‘n’ Furter, August 1973
Anthony Page, theatre director, February 1973
Robert Medley, painter, May 1974
Patrick Procktor, painter, June 1973
Peter Schlesinger as Comet Kahoutec, December 1973
Tom Dewe-Mathews, writer, November 1973
George Clark, June 1974
David Bradley, architect, January 1973
Diane Logan as Rita Hayworth, October 1973
Andrew Logan as half woman, half man, October 1973
Eric Roberts, winner of Andrew Logan’s ‘Miss World’ Competition, October 1973
Michael Winner, film director, May 1974
David Hockney, painter, November 1972
Nicholette Meeres, painter, April 1974
Agnes Dewe-Mathews, May 1974
Nicki Weymouth, patron of the arts, July 1974
Manolo Blahnik, shoemaker, March 1973
Ann Rothenstein, actress, June 1974
Patrick Steede, film-maker and writer, March 1974
Johnny Dewe-Mathews, photographed by Andy Warhol
Keith Moon, musician, May 1974
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