Tag: national portrait gallery

Who do you think you are, David Bailey?

The documentary Fame, Fashion, Photography: Bailey’s 70s, first shown on BBC 4 to coincide with his exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery in 2014 provides a great insight into probably one of the best known names in photography. Bailey’s success, and endurance, as a photographer is as much down to his charm

Two Exhibitions, Two Very Different Photographers: Don McCullin and Martin Parr

2019 is turning out to be quite a year for photography here in the UK. The Photography Show at the National Exhibition Centre in March had some great talks from the likes of Martin Parr, Pete Souza, Lindsay Adler and Moose Petersen. We’ve had a Diane Arbus exhibition at the

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2016

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the annual portrait competition sponsored by international law firm Taylor Wessing that runs at The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) from November to February of each year. The competition attracts entries from around the world. This year there were 4,303 images submitted from 1,842 photographers across 61 countries. Just

People of London

I keep trying to kick my habit of buying photography books but occasionally a book comes along that you feel you absolutely have to own. So was the case with Peter Zelewski’s recently published book The People of London. Peter is an American who has lived in London for 30 years and spent

David Bailey’s Stardust at the National Portrait Gallery

The first thing to say about the David Bailey retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery in London is that it is HUGE. It occupies eight rooms on the entire ground floor as well as the corridor space joining the rooms together. Even the gift shop has been turned over to

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