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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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Lucian Freud, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210135

Lucian Freud

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 12 January 1970
NPG x210135

Chris Barber, Viola Wills and two unknown women, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210147

Chris Barber, Viola Wills and two unknown women

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210147

Ruby Braff and unknown woman, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210148

Ruby Braff and unknown woman

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210148

Red Rodney, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210162

Red Rodney

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210162

Red Rodney and unknown man, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210163

Red Rodney and unknown man

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210163

Ken Oliver, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210166

Ken Oliver

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210166

Ken Oliver, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210167

Ken Oliver

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210167

Alistair Fairley, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210169

Alistair Fairley

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210169

Alistair Fairley, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210170

Alistair Fairley

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210170

Peter Shakespeare; Catherine Shakespeare, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210171

Peter Shakespeare; Catherine Shakespeare

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210171

Catherine Shakespeare and unknown woman, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210172

Catherine Shakespeare and unknown woman

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210172

Frank Norman, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210173

Frank Norman

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210173

Ray Bolden and Henry Cohen, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210174

Ray Bolden and Henry Cohen

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 10 August 1970
NPG x210174

Henry Cohen and John Kendall, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210175

Henry Cohen and John Kendall

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210175

Henry Cohen, Ben Webster and John Kendall, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210176

Henry Cohen, Ben Webster and John Kendall

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 7 October 1970
NPG x210176

Henry Cohen, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210177

Henry Cohen

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210177

Sheila and Marge, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210178

Sheila and Marge

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 10 August 1970
NPG x210178

Nat, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210179

Nat

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 10 August 1970
NPG x210179

J.A. Wood, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210180

J.A. Wood

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 10 August 1970
NPG x210180

Eric Singer, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210181

Eric Singer

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 4 September 1970
NPG x210181

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