Past photographic exhibitions and displays

Anonymous.  Studio Shehrazade, Saida, Lebanon, early 1970s. Hashem el Madani 2007. © Akram Zaatari, courtesy of Hashem el Madani and Arab Image Foundation, Beirut


Out of the Shadows: Portraits by the Douglas Brothers
Thomas Ruff Portraits
We Are Family
David Gwinnutt: Before We Were Men
Double Take: Akram Zaatari and the Arab Image Foundation
Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask
Samuel Fosso: Self-Portraits
First World War Poets


Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016
A Century of Photography, 1840-1940
Speak its Name!
Conscientious Objectors of the Frist World War
Portraits of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
Olympians: From London to Rio
William Eggleston Portraits

Conscientious Objectors of the First World War
Creative Connnections: Southwark and Lambeth
Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948
Setting the Scene: Staging and Backdrops in Studio Photographs
Lewis Morley ‘Mammoth’ Prints
Vogue 100: A Century of Style 


Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

William Gifford Palgrave: Master of Disguise

Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift

Wise, Constant and Courageous: Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Aubrey Beardsley: Artist and Aesthete

Public and Private: Winston Churchill in Photographs

Bond: Behind the Scenes of Spectre

Women and the First World War

Roy Strong at 80: Photographs by John Swannell

On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent



Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014
Bailey’s Stardust
The World of Rupert Potter: Photographs of Beatrix, Millais and friends
Snowdon: A Life in View
Suffragettes: Deeds not Words
Keep the home fires burning


Man Ray Portraits
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 
Spreading the Word: Bishops from across the Globe 
Achievement: New Photographs 2011-2013
Characters and Caricatures: Photographs by Herbert Watkins
Alexander Bassano: Victorian Photographer
Francis Goodman: Back in Focus
Scandal ’63: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Profumo Affair
Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary Celebration
Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela to McCartney
Benjamin Britten: A Life in Pictures



Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012
Portraits by Contemporary Photographers
Fred Daniels: Cinema Portraits
Neil Libbert: Photojournalist
Spotlight on Peter Rand
The Bloomsbury Poet & The Cambridge Photographer: Julian Bell & Lettice Ramsey
Bob Collins: Shooting Stars
Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair
Mario Testino: British Royal Portraits
Thomas Struth
Olympic Encounters in 1908
Viceroys of India
First Exposure: Photographs 1961-2010
The Tichborne Trials
Cambridge Connections: Photographs by Antony Barrington Brown
Cornelia Sorabji: India’s First Woman Lawyer
Famous in the Fifties: Photographs by Daniel Farson
Road to 2012



Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011
Glamour of the Gods: Hollywood Portraits
Photographs (John Kobal Foundation)

Ida Kar: bohemian Photographer

Hoppé – Society, Studio & Street
Road to 2012: Changing Pace
Cavendish Morton: A Man of Many Parts
Sixteen by Fourteen: Recent Photographic Acquisitions
Mick Jagger: Young in the 60s
Gilbert & Sullivan
The Southwell Brothers: Photographers Royal
Now and Then: Photographs by John Swannell
Comedians: From the 1940s to now
Herbert Morrison: The Cockney Socialist
Augustus John: A Life in Portraits
Sir Terence Rattigan
Private Eye: Photographs by Lewis Morley
Scott of the Antarctic
Sandra Lousada: Work and Performance


Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010
Camille Silvy
Irving Penn Portraits
D.H. Lawrence and Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Road to 2012
Glastonbury Photographs by Venetia Dearden
The Dalziel Brothers: A Family of Engravers
Format Photography Agency 1983 - 2003
Recent Acquisitions: Photographs of the 2000s
Ballet in Focus
H Walter Barnett: Women of Note
Twentieth Century Portraits Photographs by Dmitri Kasterine
An Englishman in New York: Photographs by Jason Bell
From Where I Stand: Photographs by Mary McCartney
Benjamin Disraeli


Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2009
Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed
Gay Icons
Jane Bown Exposures
The Brothers Sarony
Twiggy: A Life in Photographs
Salome: Oscar Wilde and Maud Allan
Science in Focus: Portraits of Scientists
Bob Dylan 1966 European Tour
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Adams, Park and Gregory: Photographs 1910s - 1950s
Soft Lights and Sweet Music: Photographs of Elisabeth Welch
Martin Amis and Friends: Photographs by Angela Gorgas
F.W.H. Myers by Eveleen Myers
Portraits of Astronomers
Stephen Spender
Faces of Poetry: Contemporary Photographs
Jillian Edelstein: In Focus


Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2008
Annie Leibovitz
Vanity Fair Portraits
Iconic Images: The Vanity Fair Anniversary Book
Queen Victoria's Children
Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
War Poets
People of Today: Faces of Wales
Bern Schwartz
Eamonn McCabe: Artists and their Studios
Athletes & Olympians
Want to see more of me?: Donald MacLellan
Fashion Portraits: recent acquisitions
Jazz In London: Walter Hanlon
Yousuf Karsh
Modern Muses by Bryan Adams
William Ewart Gladstone
Champions: Portraits by Anderson & Low
William Morris by Frederick Hollyer



The Photographic Portrait Prize 2007
Face of Fashion
Blair at War: Photographs by Nick Danziger
Individuals: 20 portraits from the Gap Collection
Faith and Church: Portraits by Don McCullin
Exceptional Youth: Photographs by Emma Hardy
Daily Encounters
Victorian Photographs by Elliott and Fry
Shutting Up Shop
Born 1947 - Camera Press at 60
Private View
Alexandra of Denmark
W.H. Auden
Diana, Princess of Wales
21st Century Portraits
In the Making: Fashion and Advertising
Women Writers



The Photographic Portrait Prize 2006
Bob Collins
Angus McBean: Portraits
Portraits of the 1970s and 1980s
Photographs 1965-2006

Pet Shop Boys
Sir Benjamin Stone's Parliamentary Pictures
John Gay
The Beatles on the Balcony
A Picture of Health: Portraits by Julia Fullerton-Batten
Benjamin's Britain
Born in 1856

Fergus Greer: Photographer in Focus
First Showing
Chinese Connections
Captain Scott's Last Expedition: Photographs by Herbert George Ponting
Royal Court Theatre
Commissioning Photographs: 1917-1970
The Royal Ballet at Seventy-Five
Harley Granville-Barker
Lillah McCarthy

Walter Benington: Pictorial portraits
Mostly Women
Faces of Wales


Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize 2005
The World's Most Photographed

Lee Miller: Portraits
Heads of Government: Photographs by David Partner
A Question of Identity: Self-Portrait Photographs 1850 - 2000
Recent Photographic Acquisitions
Cornel Lucas: Shooting Stars
Samuel Beckett
25 Years of i-D
Cameroon - London
Defying Distance
Goddesses and Others: Photographs by Madame Yevonde

Derry Moore Photographs
Bloomsbury and Beyond
Harry Borden on business
Frida Kahlo: Portraits of an Icon
One hundred years ago
Jane Bown
New Photographic Acquisitions


Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize 2004
Circling the Square
Paul Tanqueray
Anna May Wong
A Blueprint for Life: Designers photographed by Steve Speller
Norman Parkinson: Portraits in Fashion
Photographs by Horace Ové
Bill Brandt: Portraits
James Hunkin: Faces of Science
Gaiety Girls: Footlight Favourites from the 1900s -1920s
Cecil Beaton: Portraits
We Are The People: Postcards from the Collection of Tom Phillips
Mario Testino: New Acquisitions
Lucian Freud in the Studio: Photographs by David Dawson
Seizing an Instant: Photographs by Roger Mayne
Robert Baden-Powell
Victorian Women by Walery
Centenary of flight


Designer Faces: Photographic Portraits of Contemporary Designers
Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize 2003
A Gardener's Labyrinth: Portraits of People, Plant and Places by Tessa Traeger and Patrick Kinmonth
DJs by Chris Lopez
Photographic Portraits of Contemporary Designers
Terry O'Neill: Celebrity
Julia Margaret Cameron: 19th Century Photographer of Genius
Iconic Women in the Press by Reuters Photographers

You Look Beautiful Like That: The Portrait Photographs of Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibe
British Blondes

Lichfield: The Early Years 1962-1982
She Bop: Women in Pop
Baron Studios: Portraits of the 1950s


Mario Testino: Portraits| Publication
The Contenders: Sporting Portraits by Anderson & Low
Managing Partners: Photographs by Jillian Edelstein, Tom Miller and Dudley Reed
The Art Establishment: Photographs by Lucy Dickens
Faces of Pop

Anthony Buckley 1912-1993
John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 2002: A Ten Year Celebration

Authors of Murder: Photographs by Nicola Kurtz
Blow Up: Sixties Photography Exposed
In Close Up: Humphrey Spender
The Queen’s Golden Jubilee


John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 2001
The Beautiful and the Damned: The Creation of Identity in Nineteenth Century Photography
Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective
Horst Portraits: 60 Years of Style
Rollie McKenna:
Artists & Writers
The Art of Gardening: Photographs by Tessa Traeger
Gemma Levine: Portrait Photographer
Fergus Greer: Directors
Contemporary Women Artists
Reviewers Revealed- Celebrating the TLS Centenary
In The City: Edward Barber
Portraits in Mind: 100 Years of British Psychology
Mike McCartney: 60s Photographs
Sixties Style: Ward, Wharton and Seymour


John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 2000
Elizabeth Taylor: A Photographic Celebration
Polly Borland: Australians
Photographs by Snowdon: A Retrospective
Princes of Victorian Bohemia: Photographs by David Wilkie Wynfield| Publication
Portraits: Photographs by John Hedgecoe
The Jokers: Photographs by Trevor Leighton
The Tartan Army: Photographs of Contemporary Scottish Film Actors
by Donald MacLellan

Management Today, Management Tomorrow: 21 leaders for the 21st century
Contemporary Women Artists
Centenaries and Centenarians
Writers and Scientists


Faces of the Century: A Sainsbury's Photographic Exhibition
John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1999
Icons of Pop: BritPorts1958 - 1999
David Buckland: Performances
Bright Young Things
Keepers of the Kingdom: Photographs by Julian Calder and Mark Cator


John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1998
Lewis Carroll: Through The Viewfinder
High Society: Edwardian Photographs 1887-1914
Tête à Tête: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Black Power: Photographs by Donald MacLellan
The Art of Cooking: Photographic Portraits by Barry Marsden
Twenty Years On: Photographs by John Swannell


Bruce Weber: Branded Youth and Other Stories
John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1997
Clifford Coffin: The Varnished Truth - Photographs from Vogue 1945 to1955
August Sander: 'In photography there are no unexplained shadows!'
Variations on a Theme: 150 Years of Photographs of British Composers



John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1996
Literati: Photographs by Mark Gerson
Assembling the Family: Photography and Family Portraiture
John Deakin Photographs
The Room in View


The Lure of the Limelight: James Abbe, photographer of Cinema and Stage
John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1995
Robert Whitaker: Sixties London. Photographs 1965-1970
Richard Avedon: Evidence 1944-1994
Faces of the Eighties


The Sitwells: The Photography Legacy
British Comedians
Edwardian Women Photographers: Eveleen Myers, Alice Hughes, Christina Broom and Olive Edis
John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1994
Face to Face: The Portrait Photographs of Nick Sinclair
Annie Leibovitz Photographs 1970-1990


New Photography Gallery: The NPG Collects
Fashion in Photographs 1860-1940



The ICI Photography Awards
Eve Arnold in Britain


The Karsh Collection
In Pursuit of Perfection: The Photographs of Dorothy Wilding
Double Take


Video Portraits (by Marty St James and Anne Wilson)
Chris Garnham Photographer 1958-1989
Madame Yevonde: Colour, Fantasy & Myth


Camera Portraits: Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery 1839-1989
Lewis Morley: Photographer of the Sixties
The Man Who Shot Garbo: Photographs by Clarence Sinclair Bull
Work: Photographs by Brian Griffin


Alice Springs
Portraits: Helmut Newton
Shadowland: Gordon Anthony Photographs 1926-1952
Mapplethorpe Portraits: Photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe 1975-87


In Close Up: Laurence Olivier 80th Birthday Tribute


Staging the Self: Self-Portrait Photography 1840s-1980s
Twenty For Today: New Portrait Photography


Stars of the British Screen
Howard Coster: Camera Portraits of the Twenties and Thirties
The Sporting Thirties

Charlie Chaplin In Close Up


The Victorian Art World in Photographs
Karsh: 50 Years of Photographs


Bill Brandt Portraits


Norman Parkinson: 50 Years of Portraits and Fashion


The Gentle Eye: photographs by Jane Bown of the Observer
The Queen Mother: a celebration


The Great British: Photographs by Arnold Newman
People in Camera


Camera Portraits by E O Hoppé


Paul Joyce: Photographs of Elders
Mayotte Magnus: Photographs of Women
Happy and Glorious: 130 years of Royal photographs
Felix H Man: Reportage Portraits 1929-76


Young Writers of the Thirties
Paul Strand


The Herschel Album
The Camera Goes to War


Collecting Faces: a Victorian Pastime
Londoners at Home: portrait photographer


Jorge Lewinski


Beaton Portraits 1928-68