Snowdon at the National Portrait Gallery

Snowdon: A Life in View.

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A free exhibition of over 30 black and white photographs taken by Lord Snowdon has opened at London’s National Portrait Gallery. The display includes portraits from his gift of 130 original prints to the gallery, and shows the many aspects of his work. Included are some of the early photographs he took of the Royal family as well as those of literary people, actors and fashion icons. His career spanned 30 years with the Sunday Times magazine, as well as working for British Vogue where he paved the way for change in fashion photography. Snowdon married Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth 11 in 1960 in the first globally televised royal wedding.

For me highlights of the exhibition are the early photographs of HRH the Queen and Prince Philip as well as a photograph of David Bowie taken for Vogue in 1978.

A book Snowdon: A Life in View, a personal and complete retrospective of his career, has been published in conjunction with the exhibition.
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www.npg.org.uk T. 020 7306 0055

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About natashablair1

Travel journalist who enjoys discovering new places in style, where possible, with her dog, a Coton de Tulear, called Poppy. Good food, not necessarily gourmet, is important as is the atmosphere as she also writes about restaurants. Culture is another love, and as she is based in London, she reviews theatre and art exhibitions.
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