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Photographs by Chris Garnham, 1980s


57 Portraits in set

Having trained as an illustrator at the Royal College, Chris Garnham worked throughout the 1980s for youth and trend-setting magazines such as The Face and Blitz. The latter voted him Photographer of the Year in 1984. His portraits are mainly of people in the art, music, fashion and literary world and include Gilbert and George, Paula Rego, Elvis Costello, Paul Simonon, Michael Clark, Theresa Russell, Kathy Acker and Nick Coleman. His training as an illustrator had already given his work a distinctive and imaginative style of his own, which at time of his death was beginning to adapt to fashion photography.

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Gilbert & George, by Chris Garnham - NPG P853

Gilbert & George

by Chris Garnham
two bromide prints, 1986
NPG P853

Robin Derrick, by Chris Garnham - NPG x38107

Robin Derrick

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, 1980s
NPG x38107

Emily Lloyd, by Chris Garnham - NPG x38115

Emily Lloyd

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, 1980s
NPG x38115

Roddy Frame, by Chris Garnham - NPG x38109

Roddy Frame

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, 1980s
NPG x38109

Nick Coleman, by Chris Garnham - NPG x38105

Nick Coleman

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, 1980s
NPG x38105

Mike Leigh, by Chris Garnham - NPG x38113

Mike Leigh

by Chris Garnham
cibachrome print, 1980s
NPG x38113

'Green Girl' (Helen Whiting), by Chris Garnham - NPG x126845

'Green Girl' (Helen Whiting)

by Chris Garnham
C-type colour print, 1980s
NPG x126845

'Red Girl' (Unknown woman), by Chris Garnham - NPG x126846

'Red Girl' (Unknown woman)

by Chris Garnham
C-type colour print, 1980s
NPG x126846

'Pavement', by Chris Garnham - NPG x126847

'Pavement'

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, 1980s
NPG x126847

Peter Saville, by Chris Garnham - NPG x38121

Peter Saville

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, 1983
NPG x38121

Chris Garnham, by Chris Garnham - NPG x38123

Chris Garnham

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, 1983
NPG x38123

Neville Brody, by Chris Garnham - NPG x38103

Neville Brody

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, 1983
NPG x38103

Rod Judkins, by Chris Garnham - NPG x38111

Rod Judkins

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, Autumn 1983
NPG x38111

Kathy Acker (née Lehman), by Chris Garnham - NPG x38101

Kathy Acker (née Lehman)

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, 1983
NPG x38101

Michael Clark, by Chris Garnham - NPG x26055

Michael Clark

by Chris Garnham
bromide print, 1984
NPG x26055

Charles Kennedy, by Chris Garnham - NPG x75799

Charles Kennedy

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, 1984
NPG x75799

Ian Hislop, by Chris Garnham - NPG x25219

Ian Hislop

by Chris Garnham
bromide print, September 1984
NPG x25219

Anita Brookner, by Chris Garnham - NPG x25218

Anita Brookner

by Chris Garnham
bromide print, 1984
NPG x25218

(Nathaniel) Lester Lanin, by Chris Garnham - NPG x38112

(Nathaniel) Lester Lanin

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, April 1984
NPG x38112

Duggie Fields, by Chris Garnham - NPG x38108

Duggie Fields

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, 1984
NPG x38108