Sandra Lousada: Work and Performance

Past display archive
28 November 2011 - 9 July 2012

Bookshop Gallery


Jean Shrimpton
by Sandra Lousada
NPG x135425

This display celebrates Sandra Lousada’s fifty-year career as a photographer. It includes highlights from forty recently acquired portraits, including several that are illustrated in her book, Public Faces Private Places: Portraits of Artists 1956–2008, as well as recently rediscovered works and shown for the first time a series of contact sheets.

Work and Performance focuses on key aspects of Sandra Lousada’s early career, including her theatre portraits of Vanessa Redgrave and Joan Plowright, and film portraits of Tom Courtenay, James Fox, Sarah Miles, Rita Tushingham, and studies on the set of Tom Jones (1963). Figures from literature and the arts include Arthur Bliss, Lynn Chadwick, Imogen Holst, Richard Hughes and Laurie Lee. The display also includes picture stories for Queen magazine, including well known people with their dogs; Lady Epstein and Gilbert Harding. 1960s fashion is covered by portraits of Cilla Black, Celia Hammond, and Jean Shrimpton.

Sandra Lousada: Public Faces Private Places (with exclusive signed print)

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