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Bryan Wharton

(1934-2020), Photographer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 20 portraits
Bryan Wharton was one of the star photographers of the Sunday Times recruited by the new ownership of Lord Thomson and editorship of Harold Evans. Invited to join the paper in 1964 after four years with the Daily Express ­ the paper was anxious to inject more dynamism into its news and pictorial coverage. Cal McCrystal commented on his portraiture: 'Wharton's genius is in drawing out his subject's hidden humours or repressed moods and recording them before the carapace snaps shut again. So far as I am aware, none of his subjects berated him for such intimate exposure. Many joined his formidable string of friends'.

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Bryan Wharton and an unknown man, by Shirley Freeman - NPG x88889

Bryan Wharton and an unknown man

by Shirley Freeman
digital print, 25 December 1971
NPG x88889

Bryan Wharton; Tom Hawkyard and two unknown women, by Michael McKeown - NPG x88888

Bryan Wharton; Tom Hawkyard and two unknown women

by Michael McKeown
bromide print, July 1972
NPG x88888

Richard Harris; Bryan Wharton, by Lewis Morley - NPG x126932

Richard Harris; Bryan Wharton

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1996
NPG x126932

Bryan Wharton; Michael Ward; Michael Seymour, by Maud Sulter - NPG x128267

Bryan Wharton; Michael Ward; Michael Seymour

by Maud Sulter
colour polaroid print, 26 October 2001
NPG x128267



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