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Ken Loach

(1936-), Film director

Kenneth Charles ('Ken') Loach

Sitter in 8 portraits
Loach is known for his socially conscious realist dramas. He made his name with Cathy Come Home (1966), a BBC TV play about a young mother’s descent into poverty and homelessness, which caused public outcry at the time and brought the issue of homelessness into public debate. Subsequent films include Kes (1969), Land and Freedom (1995), Sweet Sixteen (2002) and Looking For Eric (2009). He was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) and I, Daniel Blake (2016).

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Ken Loach, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1052

Ken Loach

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, May 1972
NPG P1052

Ken Loach, by Nick Cudworth - NPG 6452

Ken Loach

by Nick Cudworth
pastel, 1998
NPG 6452

"20:30:17" (Ken Loach)

by Nina Mae Fowler
compressed charcoal and pencil on paper, 2019
NPG 7071

Ken Loach, by Mayotte Magnus - NPG x138820

Ken Loach

by Mayotte Magnus
modern bromide print from original negative, 1973
NPG x138820

Ken Loach; Trevor Griffiths, by Neil Libbert - NPG x136290

Ken Loach; Trevor Griffiths

by Neil Libbert
bromide print, 1987
NPG x136290

Ken Loach, by Steve Pyke - NPG x45588

Ken Loach

by Steve Pyke
colour print, 1993
NPG x45588

Ken Loach, by Eamonn McCabe - NPG x199150

Ken Loach

by Eamonn McCabe
archival inkjet print, 2006
NPG x199150


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