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Harry Diamond

(1924-2009), Photographer

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist of 217 portraits
Photographer. Born in London's East End, Diamond worked for twenty years as a stagehand before taking up photography in 1969. He documented the changing cityscape of South London and the East End in the 1970s. In Soho, he captured his friends and the rising stars of the art world, including Eduardo Paolozzi and Lucian Freud (photographs in the National Portrait Gallery collection). One of Freud's early paintings of Diamond, Interior at Paddington (1951), was commissioned for the Arts Council's exhibition Sixty Paintings for 51, as part of the Festival of Britain.

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Snub Mosley, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210097

Snub Mosley

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, May 1978
NPG x210097

Snub Mosley, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210098

Snub Mosley

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, May 1978
NPG x210098

Snub Mosley, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210099

Snub Mosley

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, May 1978
NPG x210099

Snub Mosley and unknown men, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210100

Snub Mosley and unknown men

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, May 1978
NPG x210100

Snub Mosley and unknown man, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210101

Snub Mosley and unknown man

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, May 1978
NPG x210101

Snub Mosley and unknown women, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210102

Snub Mosley and unknown women

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, May 1978
NPG x210102

Snub Mosley and unknown women, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210103

Snub Mosley and unknown women

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, May 1978
NPG x210103

Albert Henry Thomas Irvin, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210072

Albert Henry Thomas Irvin

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1980
NPG x210072

Albert Henry Thomas Irvin, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210073

Albert Henry Thomas Irvin

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1980
NPG x210073

Albert Henry Thomas Irvin, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210074

Albert Henry Thomas Irvin

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1980
NPG x210074

Albert Henry Thomas Irvin, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210075

Albert Henry Thomas Irvin

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1980
NPG x210075

Matthew R. Lewis, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210040

Matthew R. Lewis

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1987
NPG x210040

Gavin Jones and Ian Board, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210117

Gavin Jones and Ian Board

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, circa early 1990s
NPG x210117

Gavin Jones and Ian Board, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210118

Gavin Jones and Ian Board

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, circa early 1990s
NPG x210118

Gavin Jones and Dominic Berning, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210119

Gavin Jones and Dominic Berning

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, circa early 1990s
NPG x210119

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Frank Auerbach

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210028

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Unknown man

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 18 August 1971
NPG x210311

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