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BAME sitters


1271 People in sitter grouping:

A selection of BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) sitters represented in the collection. See also the BAME artists group.

Wo-Wi-Na-Pe (One Who Comes in Sight)

Wo-Wi-Na-Pe (One Who Comes in Sight)

Sioux Indian; son of Little Crow
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ian Wright

Ian Wright

1963-
Footballer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Michael X

Michael X

1933-1975
Black activist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Michael Xin (Shen Fu-Tsung, Michael Alphonsus)

Michael Xin (Shen Fu-Tsung, Michael Alphonsus)

active 1681-1691
Chinese Jesuit and missionary
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub

Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub

1935-
Cardiothoracic surgeon
Sitter in 1 portrait
Khalid Yafai

Khalid Yafai

1989-
Boxer; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Yahya

Yahya

Translator
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan

1917-1980
President of Pakistan
Sitter in 5 portraits
No individual image available for this person

T. Yamagata

Commander
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Lian-Shin Yang

1932-1970
Singer, pianist and actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
Rachel Yankey

Rachel Yankey

1979-
Footballer; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Gina Yashere

Gina Yashere

1974-
Comedian
Sitter in 2 portraits
Michael Hinsuke Yashiro

Michael Hinsuke Yashiro

active 1940s-1960s
Bishop of Nippon Sei Ko Kai and Bishop of Kobe
Sitter in 1 portrait
Youssef Yassin

Youssef Yassin

1888-1962
Adviser to King Saud of Saudi Arabia, President of the Political Section and Minister of State
Sitter in 4 portraits
Reggie Yates

Reggie Yates

1983-
Actor, broadcaster and disc jockey
Sitter in 2 portraits
Alan Yau

Alan Yau

1962-
Restaurateur
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Yeshwant Rao Holkar, Maharaja of Indore

Sir Yeshwant Rao Holkar, Maharaja of Indore

1908-1961
Indian ruler; Major-General
Sitter in 5 portraits
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

1977-
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (né Mahesh Srivastava)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (né Mahesh Srivastava)

1917-2008
Founder of the Transcendental Meditation Movement
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey

Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey

1951-
Life peer; academic; arts and heritage consultant; actress
Sitter in 2 portraits
Gary Younge

Gary Younge

1969-
Journalist and author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

1997-
Activist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Mohammed Yousuf

1908-1981
Lieutenant-General and diplomat
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Prince Bhanubandhu Yugala of Siam

1910-1995
Film director, producer, screenwriter, playwright, composer and author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Kai Kin Yung

Kai Kin Yung

Registrar, National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan

Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan

1893-1985
Politician and President of the International Court of Justice
Sitter in 6 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Ardeshir Zahedi

1928-
Iranian diplomat; Iranian ambassador to the UK
Sitter in 2 portraits
Adam Zameenzad (Saleem Ahmed)

Adam Zameenzad (Saleem Ahmed)

1937-2017
Novelist and teacher
Sitter in 1 portrait
Leonidas George Zarifi

Leonidas George Zarifi

1840-1923
Banker
Sitter in 2 portraits
Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah

1958-
Writer, dub poet and musician
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Ali Khan Zulfikar

Sir Ali Khan Zulfikar

1875-1933
Member of ruling family, Malerkotla State and writer
Sitter in 3 portraits

Visit From Your Armchair

Self-portrait as My Father from the series Encounter  by Silvia Rosi © Silvia Rosi

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

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Hold Still

Hold Still

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Margaret Thatcher by Spitting Images Productions Ltd painted plastic, 1985

Sculptures in 360°

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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

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