✰✰✰✰✰ ‘A stunning selection of work from one of the world's first great photographers’ Time Out
✰✰✰✰ Evening Standard
✰✰✰✰ Metro

Man Ray Portraits is the first major museum retrospective of this innovative and influential artist’s photographic portraits.

Focusing on his career in America and Paris between 1916 and 1968, the exhibition highlights Man Ray’s central position among the leading artists of the Dada and Surrealist movements and the significant range of contemporaries, celebrities, friends and lovers that he captured: from Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso to Kiki de Montparnasse, Lee Miller and Catherine Deneuve.

Featuring over 150 vintage prints and key works from international museums and private collections, the exhibition also demonstrates Man Ray’s use of revolutionary photographic techniques and early experiments with colour, as well as surveying his published work in leading magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Supported by the Man Ray Portraits Exhibition Supporters Group

Spring Season 2013 sponsored by


Download the checklist of exhibits here

Introductions to many of Man Ray’s photographic techniques and processes.
Highlights of the critical acclaim for the exhibition.
Exhibition curator Terence Pepper’s blog on Man Ray’s published work in magazines.