Diana, Princess of Wales
1 portrait by Roger Hargreaves
Diana, Princess of Wales
by Roger Hargreaves
bromide fibre print, 1995
8 1/2 in. x 13 7/8 in. (215 mm x 354 mm)
Given by Roger Hargreaves, 2003
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- Roger Hargreaves (1959-), Photographer. Artist or producer of 1 portrait, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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Any function attended by the princess attracted a huge crowd of paparazzi photographers. This image shows Diana arriving at the National Portrait Gallery for an exhibition opening, where she was guest of honour. Hargreaves, the official photographer for the event, describes the 'explosive sheet lightening of flash' as she stepped from her car. The paparazzi, she later told him, 'never leave me alone. They make my life a misery.'
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