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Lord Snowdon

(1930-2017), Photographer; former husband of Princess Margaret

Sitter in 19 portraits
Artist of 284 portraits
Photographer and designer. Armstrong Jones first began to take photographs while studying at Cambridge, encouraged by his uncle, the stage designer and artist Oliver Messel. After working as an apprentice to society photographer Baron (1906-56), he opened his first studio in 1952. He established his reputation by photographing theatre, fashion and society subjects, and became an official Royal photographer. In 1960 he married HRH the Princess Margaret, and was subsequently ennobled, taking the title Earl of Snowdon. He was photographer for The Sunday Times (1962-90), Vogue (from 1964) and the Telegraph Magazine (since 1990). He established the Snowdon Award Scheme (now Snowdon Trust) for disability projects in 1981.

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Victor Pasmore, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(36)

Victor Pasmore

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 16 April 1962
NPG P797(36)

William George Scott, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(42)

William George Scott

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 8 April 1962
NPG P797(42)

Philip John Sutton with his wife, Heather, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(48)

Philip John Sutton with his wife, Heather

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 January 1962
NPG P797(48)

Anthony Blunt, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(4)

Anthony Blunt

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 24 October 1963
NPG P797(4)

Derek Boshier, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(5)

Derek Boshier

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 21 October 1963
NPG P797(5)

Lucian Freud, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(14)

Lucian Freud

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 17 June 1963
NPG P797(14)

Lucian Freud, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(15)

Lucian Freud

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 17 June 1963
NPG P797(15)

Richard Hamilton, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(17)

Richard Hamilton

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 6 January 1963
NPG P797(17)

Adrian Heath, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(18)

Adrian Heath

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 8 August 1963
NPG P797(18)

Sir Philip Hendy, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(19)

Sir Philip Hendy

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 December 1963
NPG P797(19)

Roger Hilton, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(23)

Roger Hilton

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 21 November 1963
NPG P797(23)

Ivon Hitchens, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(24)

Ivon Hitchens

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 28 February 1963
NPG P797(24)

David Hockney, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(25)

David Hockney

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 16 April 1963
NPG P797(25)

Howard Hodgkin, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(26)

Howard Hodgkin

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 13 February 1963
NPG P797(26)

Helen Lessore, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(31)

Helen Lessore

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 30 September 1963
NPG P797(31)

Robert Medley, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(32)

Robert Medley

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 16 April 1963
NPG P797(32)

Roland Penrose, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(37)

Roland Penrose

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 28 June 1963
NPG P797(37)

John Piper, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(38)

John Piper

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 16 October 1963
NPG P797(38)

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Toby Madrigal

22 November 2016, 21:11

I've read interesting things about this chaps approach to portraiture in his studio: for example, he likes tension, discourages chatting and keeps a rack of plain blue shirts for male sitters to wear if he disapproves of their clothes. Cameras: for formal portraiture in the studio - Hasselblad 500CM. For location and photojournalism - Leica M series. Also champions the rights of disabled people.

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