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(1955-), Model

Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid

Sitter in 2 portraits
Born in Somalia, Iman was talent-spotted by Peter Beard in Kenya in the late 1970s. Beard helped launch her career as a fashion model in New York in 1976, where she formed creative partnerships with leading photographers such as Norman Parkinson, Richard Avedon and Francesco Scavullo. In 1992 Iman married David Bowie, with whom she has one daughter.

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Iman, by John Swannell - NPG x134781


by John Swannell
archival digital print, 1984
NPG x134781

Iman, by Nadine Ijewere - NPG x202603


by Nadine Ijewere
inkjet print, October 2022
On display in Room 31 on Floor 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x202603

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