Past photographic exhibitions and displays



Indian Nobility in Britain
Cindy Sherman
John Stezaker: Portrait
Only Human: Martin Parr

Henry Fawcett; Dame Millicent Fawcett  by Ford Madox Brown oil on canvas, 1872 42 3/4 in. x 33 in. (1086 mm x 838 mm) Bequeathed by Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, 2nd Bt, 1911 Primary Collection NPG 1603


Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018
Photography: A Living Art - Then and Now
Picturing Friendship
Illuminating Women: Photographs by Mayotte Magnus
Armistice Centenary: Veterans and Remembrance
John Kobal New Work Award: Recent Commissions
Black is the New Black: Portraits by Simon Frederick
Votes for Women: Pioneers
Votes for Women
Bobby Moore: First Gentleman of English Football
Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

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


Creative Connections: Nottingham
Photography: A Public Art, 1840 - 1939
For Valour: Recipients of the Victoria Cross
Life, Death and Memory
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 
Out of the Shadows: Portraits by the Douglas Brothers
Thomas Ruff Portraits
We Are Family
First World War Poets
Samuel Fosso: Self-Portraits
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



Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016
A Century of Photography, 1840-1940
Speak its Name!
Portraits of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
Conscientious Objectors of the First World War
Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948
Setting the Scene: Staging and Backdrops in Studio Photographs
Lewis Morley ‘Mammoth’ Prints
Olympians: From London to Rio
William Eggleston Portraits
Vogue 100: A Century of Style
Creative Connections: Southwark and Lambeth

Margaret Morris


Creative Connections: Camden
Wise, Constant and Courageous: Millicent Garrett Fawcett
Public and Private: Winston Churchill in Photographs
William Gifford Palgrave: Master of Disguise
Bond: Behind the Scenes of Spectre
Aubrey Beardsley: Artist and Aesthete
Women and the First World War
Roy Strong at 80: Photographs by John Swannell
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift

On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent


Baileys Stardust


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

Man Ray portraits


Man Ray Portraits
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013
Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary Celebration
Benjamin Britten: A Life in Pictures
Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela to McCartney
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

 Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012
Cornelia Sorabji: India’s First Woman Lawyer
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
Famous in the Fifties: Photographs by Daniel Farson
Cambridge Connections: Photographs by Antony Barrington Brown
Road to 2012

 Ida Kar


Sarah Lucas Self-Portraits
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
Scott of the Antarctic
Private Eye: Photographs by Lewis Morley
Sir Terence Rattigan
Augustus John: A Life in Portraits
Herbert Morrison: The Cockney Socialist
Now and Then: Photographs by John Swannell
The Southwell Brothers: Photographers Royal
Mick Jagger: Young in the 60s
Sixteen by Fourteen: Recent Photographic Acquisitions
Sandra Lousada: Work and Performance
Gilbert & Sullivan
Comedians: From the 1940s to now

Camille Silvy


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

Beatles to Bowie


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

Vanity Fair Portraits


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

 Face of Fashion


Different Worlds: Contemporary responses to migration
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

 Pet Shop Boys


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

The World's Most Photographed


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

Testino Portraits


Mario Testino: Portraits
The Contenders: Sporting Portraits by Anderson & Low
Managing Partners: Photographs by Jillian Edelstein, Tom Miller and Dudley Reed
Queen Mother memorial
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
Local Heroes

Rollie McKenna


Festival of Britain
Pamela Chandler
Winifred Radford
Indian Princes
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

Management Today Tomorrow


The Tartan Army: Photographs of Contemporary Scottish Film Actors
by Donald MacLellan
John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 2000
Polly Borland: Australians
Portraits: Photographs by John Hedgecoe
Elizabeth Taylor: A Photographic Celebration
Management Today, Management Tomorrow: 21 leaders for the 21st century
Centenaries and Centenarians
Photographs by Snowdon: A Retrospective
Princes of Victorian Bohemia: Photographs by David Wilkie Wynfield
The Jokers: Photographs by Trevor Leighton
Writers and Scientists

Icons of pop


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

High Society


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


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

Sixties London


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


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



The ICI Photography Awards
Eve Arnold in Britain

Eve Arnold


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

The Man Who Shot Garbo


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

Portraits: Helmut Newton


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

Laurence Olivier


In Close Up: Laurence Olivier 80th Birthday Tribute

Twenty for Today


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

The Sporting Thirties


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


Bill Brandt Portraits



Norman Parkinson: 50 Years of Portraits and Fashion

The Gentle Eye


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

The Great British


The Great British: Photographs by Arnold Newman
People in Camera

Camera Portraits


Camera Portraits by E O Hoppé

Happy and Glorious


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

Paul Strand


Young Writers of the Thirties
Paul Strand

The Herschel Album


The Herschel Album
The Camera Goes to War

Collecting Faces


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

Vanessa Redgrave


Jorge Lewinski

Beaton Portraits


Beaton Portraits 1928-68