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Young People

Young People

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Guide on self portraiture

Young People’s Guide to Self Portraiture

A creative resource made by young people for young people

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BP Next Generation workshop

BP: Next Generation

Learn to draw and paint portraits inspired by our artist films.

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Youtube

Youtube Channel

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Mary Seacole by Albert Charles Challen © National Portrait Gallery, London

A Picture of Health

Pioneers in Medicine, Health & Social Reform

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Leon Kossoff  by Toby Glanville © Toby Glanville

Photographers in Focus

Photographer interviews within the Gallery’s collection

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Tinie Tempah by Nadav Kander © Nadav Kander; courtesy Flowers Galleries

Spotlight on Photography

Browse curated selections of photographs from the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection

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Youth Project, Creative Connections map around london

Creative Connections

Connecting young people nationally in creating artwork inspired by the Gallery’s Collection

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Youth Forum, attending a private view

Youth Forum

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Pioneer Podcasts

Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

Eggleston Playlist

William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.

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Archive interviews

Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.

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