An Englishman in New York: Photographs by Jason Bell

Past display archive
14 August 2010 - 17 April 2011

Room 38a


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Zoë Heller  
by Jason Bell
© Jason Bell

Inspired by some 120,000 English men and women living in New York City, Jason Bell has identified and photographed leading British born figures setting the cultural agenda in New York, including Thomas P. Campbell, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, writer Zoë Heller, Nicola Perry, owner of Tea and Sympathy, artist Bill Jacklin, and television pundit and Barney's window dresser Simon Noonan. Jason Bell began this project following a commission on ‘Anglophilia’ for American Vogue. He has lived between New York and London since 2003.

Jason Bell graduated in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University in 1989 but had already decided on a career as a portrait photographer. Bell’s work regularly appears in Vanity Fair and Vogue and his film posters include Billy Elliot, About a Boy and Love Actually. He was presented the Royal Photographic Society’s Terence Donovan Award for an outstanding contribution to photography in 2006. His previous books include Gold Rush (2000), Hats Off (2002) and GiveGet (2005).


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