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'.