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Harry Diamond

(1924-2009), Photographer

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist of 217 portraits
Photographer. Born in London's East End, Diamond worked for twenty years as a stagehand before taking up photography in 1969. He documented the changing cityscape of South London and the East End in the 1970s. In Soho, he captured his friends and the rising stars of the art world, including Eduardo Paolozzi and Lucian Freud (photographs in the National Portrait Gallery collection). One of Freud's early paintings of Diamond, Interior at Paddington (1951), was commissioned for the Arts Council's exhibition Sixty Paintings for 51, as part of the Festival of Britain.

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Harry Diamond, by Richard Coward - NPG x199303

Harry Diamond

by Richard Coward
bromide fibre print, 1970s
NPG x199303

Harry Diamond, Brick Lane, by Harry Diamond - NPG x199373

Harry Diamond, Brick Lane

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1973
NPG x199373

Harry Diamond, by Ray Renolds - NPG x128068

Harry Diamond

by Ray Renolds
bromide fibre print, 1978
NPG x128068

Harry Diamond, by Matthew R. Lewis - NPG x200851

Harry Diamond

by Matthew R. Lewis
gelatin silver print, 1980s
NPG x200851

Harry Diamond, by Michael Woods - NPG x196212

Harry Diamond

by Michael Woods
bromide print, 1986
NPG x196212

Michael Woods; Harry Diamond, by Michael Woods - NPG x196211

Michael Woods; Harry Diamond

by Michael Woods
bromide print, 1988
NPG x196211

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