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Horace Ové

(1939-), Film-maker and photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 12 portraits
Born in Trinidad in 1939, Ové is known as one of the leading black filmmakers to emerge in London in the post-war period, achieving worldwide recognition for his feature films Pressure (1976) about growing up in West London in the 1970s and Playing Away (1986) which describes the experiences of a Brixton-based cricket team. As well as his film work Ové has been documenting, as a photographer, Britain's black diaspora community, the birth and development of Notting Hill Carnival over 40 years. Uniquely he has chronicled the leading figures emerging from the black community in the fields of art and politics.

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David Medalla, by Horace Ové - NPG x126735

David Medalla

by Horace Ové
giclée print, 1960s
NPG x126735

Michael X, by Horace Ové - NPG x126731

Michael X

by Horace Ové
giclée colour print, 1966
NPG x126731

Marsha Hunt, by Horace Ové - NPG x126726

Marsha Hunt

by Horace Ové
giclée print, 1968
NPG x126726

The Lime (Samuel Selvon; John La Rose; Andrew Salkey), by Horace Ové - NPG x126733

The Lime (Samuel Selvon; John La Rose; Andrew Salkey)

by Horace Ové
giclée print, 1974
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x126733

Ulric Cross, by Horace Ové - NPG x126725

Ulric Cross

by Horace Ové
giclée print, 2002
NPG x126725

Errol Lloyd, by Horace Ové - NPG x126729

Errol Lloyd

by Horace Ové
giclée colour print, 2002
NPG x126729

Georgina Masson, by Horace Ové - NPG x126730

Georgina Masson

by Horace Ové
giclée colour print, 2002
NPG x126730

Isaac Julien, by Horace Ové - NPG x126727

Isaac Julien

by Horace Ové
giclée colour print, 2003
NPG x126727

Kwame Kwei-Armah, by Horace Ové - NPG x126728

Kwame Kwei-Armah

by Horace Ové
giclée colour print, 2003
NPG x126728

Derek Walcott, by Horace Ové - NPG x126732

Derek Walcott

by Horace Ové
giclée colour print, 2003
NPG x126732

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