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The Best Portrait Photographers Of The Last Century
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The Best Portrait Photographers Of The Last Century

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Updated: 12 December 2015
‘It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.’ – Paul Caponigro

Discover seven portrait photographers who have captured some of the most outstanding faces of the last century – that truly exhibit the unique essence of each person portrayed.

David Bailey, ‘David Hockney’, 1965

Dorothy Bohm, ‘Rue de La Loi’, 1949

Edward Steichen, ‘Winston Churchill For Vanity Fair‘, 1932

Jerry Schatzberg, ‘Bob Dylan’, 1965

Manuel Alvarez Bravo, ‘Portrait of the Eternal’, 1935

Martin Munkacsi, ‘Olivia de Havilland’, 1936

Richard Learoyd, ‘Olga’, 2011

The Photographers 2015 Exhibition portrays the most important and iconic photographs from the history of the medium. The exhibition will run from 25 November – 24 December 2015, at both Osborne Samuel and Beetles + Huxley.

Osborne Samuel, 23A Bruton Street, London, UK +44 207 493 7939

Beetles + Huxley, 3-5 Swallow Street, London, UK +44 207 434 4319