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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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Ivon Hitchens, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1952

Ivon Hitchens

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 28 February 1963
NPG P1952

Caryl Hubbard, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1953

Caryl Hubbard

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1963-1964
NPG P1953

Allen Jones, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1954

Allen Jones

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 29 November 1963
NPG P1954

Sir Hugh Frank John Leggatt, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1955

Sir Hugh Frank John Leggatt

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 24 October 1963
NPG P1955

Edward James Morss, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1957

Edward James Morss

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 5 November 1963
NPG P1957

John Piper, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1958

John Piper

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 16 October 1963
NPG P1958

Lord Snowdon, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1961

Lord Snowdon

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1963
NPG P1961

William Turnbull; Kim Lim, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1962

William Turnbull; Kim Lim

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 7 January 1963
NPG P1962

Marc Vaux, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1963

Marc Vaux

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 8 August 1963
NPG P1963

Brian Wall, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1964

Brian Wall

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 27 September 1963
NPG P1964

(William) Kenneth Armitage, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(2)

(William) Kenneth Armitage

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 22 April 1964
NPG P797(2)

Reg Butler, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(8)

Reg Butler

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 5 March 1964
NPG P797(8)

Robyn Denny, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(13)

Robyn Denny

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 April 1964
NPG P797(13)

Sir Lawrence Gowing, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(16)

Sir Lawrence Gowing

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 30 June 1964
NPG P797(16)

Barbara Hepworth, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(20)

Barbara Hepworth

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 26 February 1964
NPG P797(20)

Josef Herman, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(21)

Josef Herman

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 5 August 1964
NPG P797(21)

Anthony Hill, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(22)

Anthony Hill

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 22 April 1964
NPG P797(22)

David Jones, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(27)

David Jones

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 4 August 1964
NPG P797(27)

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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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