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Lord Snowdon

(1930-2017), Photographer, film-maker and designer; former husband of Princess Margaret

Antony Charles Robert Armstrong Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

Sitter in 22 portraits
Artist of 285 portraits
Photographer and designer. Armstrong Jones first began to take photographs while studying at Cambridge, encouraged by his uncle, the stage designer and artist Oliver Messel. After working as an apprentice to society photographer Baron (1906-56), he opened his first studio in 1952. He established his reputation by photographing theatre, fashion and society subjects, and became an official Royal photographer. In 1960 he married HRH the Princess Margaret, and was subsequently ennobled, taking the title Earl of Snowdon. He was photographer for The Sunday Times (1962-90), Vogue (from 1964) and the Telegraph Magazine (since 1990). He established the Snowdon Award Scheme (now Snowdon Trust) for disability projects in 1981.

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Lord Snowdon, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1961

Lord Snowdon

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1963
NPG P1961

Lord Snowdon, by Robert Mapplethorpe - NPG P749

Lord Snowdon

by Robert Mapplethorpe
bromide print laid on card, 1979
NPG P749

Lord Snowdon, by Mark Boxer - NPG 5920(21)

Lord Snowdon

by Mark Boxer
ink and black crayon, 1981
NPG 5920(21)

Anne, Countess of Rosse with her children, by Madame Yevonde - NPG x14368

Anne, Countess of Rosse with her children

by Madame Yevonde
bromide print on card mount, 1939
NPG x14368

Lord Snowdon, by Anthony Buckley, for  Camera Press - NPG x194449

Lord Snowdon

by Anthony Buckley, for Camera Press
bromide press print, 1958
NPG x194449

Lord Snowdon, by Anthony Buckley - NPG x76291

Lord Snowdon

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1958
NPG x76291

'The Royal Wedding 6 May 1960', published by Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x193294

'The Royal Wedding 6 May 1960'

published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, (6 May 1960)
NPG x193294

Lord Snowdon; Princess Margaret, by Unknown photographer - NPG x198399

Lord Snowdon; Princess Margaret

by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, 24 April 1965
NPG x198399

Lord Snowdon, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x35959

Lord Snowdon

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, July 1965
NPG x35959

Lord Snowdon, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30147

Lord Snowdon

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1969
NPG x30147

The Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x126928

The Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 14 November 1973
NPG x126928

Lord Snowdon; Lucy Mary (née Davies), Countess of Snowdon; Lady Frances von Hofmannsthal, by Unknown photographer, for  Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x198323

Lord Snowdon; Lucy Mary (née Davies), Countess of Snowdon; Lady Frances von Hofmannsthal

by Unknown photographer, for Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 4 October 1979
NPG x198323

Lord Snowdon, by Roger George Clark - NPG x15116

Lord Snowdon

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 4 October 1979
NPG x15116

Lord Snowdon, by Jill Kennington - NPG x127152

Lord Snowdon

by Jill Kennington
bromide print, 1988
NPG x127152

Lord Snowdon, by Barry Marsden - NPG x39370

Lord Snowdon

by Barry Marsden
bromide fibre print, 1989
NPG x39370

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Toby Madrigal

22 November 2016, 21:11

I've read interesting things about this chaps approach to portraiture in his studio: for example, he likes tension, discourages chatting and keeps a rack of plain blue shirts for male sitters to wear if he disapproves of their clothes. Cameras: for formal portraiture in the studio - Hasselblad 500CM. For location and photojournalism - Leica M series. Also champions the rights of disabled people.

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