Robert Mapplethorpe(1946-1989), Photographer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 7 portraits
New York-born photographer; trained as a sculptor, exhibited from 1976; master of the portrait, still-life, nude and homo-erotic photograph; NPG retrospective: Mapplethorpe Portraits 1975-87 (1988)
Visit From Your Armchair
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
An online exhibition celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.
Sculptures in 360°
See sculptures and fascinating objects from our Collection from all angles.
David Hockney: Drawing from Life
Watch highlights from our special exhibition, which had to close early in March 2020 due to lockdown.