First solo exhibition of Vogue photographer Peter Rand at the National Portrait Gallery

By Ruth Hazard | 12 April 2012
Dusty Springfield 27 June 1968© Peter Rand
Exhibition: Spotlight on Peter Rand: 10 Photographs from the 1960s, National Portrait Gallery, London, April 17 - September 16 2012
 
An array of famous faces captured by Vogue photographer Peter Rand during the 1960s feature in a new exhibition where, for a change, it will be the man behind the camera who takes the spotlight.
 
Rand was just 22 when two of his photographs were featured on the cover of the September and December issues of British Vogue in 1962.

This first solo display of his work contains 10 of his most celebrated celebrity portraits, including ones of Fenella Fielding, Ian Holm and Dusty Springfield.

It also features his group portrait of Harold Pinter with the cast of The Caretaker, and a picture of the young Richard Branson at the start of his entrepreneurial career.
 
Rand remained on staff at Vogue until the 1970s, photographing leading figures such as Bob Dylan and the Kinks and gaining credit for his portrait of Althea August, the first image of a black model ever to be published in the high profile fashion magazine.

  • Open 10am-6pm (9pm Thursday-Friday). Admission free.

More pictures:

The Caretaker Group (Harold Pinter, Sir Alan Bates Robert, Shaw, Donald Pleasence) (January 7 1963)© Peter Rand
Sir Richard Branson (February 1 1968)© Peter Rand
Corin William Redgrave (September 5 1967)© Peter Rand
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