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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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Lionel Charles Robbins, Baron Robbins, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(40)

Lionel Charles Robbins, Baron Robbins

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 5 November 1963
NPG P797(40)

John Rothenstein, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(41)

John Rothenstein

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 29 September 1963
NPG P797(41)

Jack Smith with his wife, Susan, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(43)

Jack Smith with his wife, Susan

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 9 May 1963
NPG P797(43)

Adrian Stokes, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(46)

Adrian Stokes

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 30 October 1963
NPG P797(46)

William Tucker, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(49)

William Tucker

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 9 October 1963
NPG P797(49)

William Turnbull, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(50)

William Turnbull

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 7 January 1963
NPG P797(50)

Peter Cecil Wilson, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(52)

Peter Cecil Wilson

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 5 November 1963
NPG P797(52)

Sir John Clermont Witt, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(53)

Sir John Clermont Witt

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 December 1963
NPG P797(53)

Five art critics, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(56)

Five art critics

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 9 April 1963
NPG P797(56)

Thomas Agnew & Sons, Gallery Directors, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(54)

Thomas Agnew & Sons, Gallery Directors

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 25 October 1963
NPG P797(54)

Sir Robert Philip Wyndham Adeane, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1939

Sir Robert Philip Wyndham Adeane

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 23 December 1963
NPG P1939

Reyner Banham, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1941

Reyner Banham

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 6 January 1963
NPG P1941

Peter Blake, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1942

Peter Blake

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1963
NPG P1942

Anthony Blunt, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1943

Anthony Blunt

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 24 October 1963
NPG P1943

Erica Brausen, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1945

Erica Brausen

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 26 September 1963
NPG P1945

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1947

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 30 October 1963
NPG P1947

Merlyn Evans, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1948

Merlyn Evans

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 10 July 1963
NPG P1948

Harry Robert Fischer; Frank Lloyd (Franz Kurt Levai), by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1949

Harry Robert Fischer; Frank Lloyd (Franz Kurt Levai)

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 30 September 1963
NPG P1949

Richard Hamilton, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1950

Richard Hamilton

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 6 January 1963
NPG P1950

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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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