National Portrait Gallery

News

the sackler trust has suspended all new UK donations

The Sackler family is at the centre of a lawsuit over its production of painkiller Oxycontin and its connection the US opioid crisis.
Roisin Lanigan
3.25.19
Culture

martin parr might just have created the most enduring document of brexit britain

The photographer's new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery reveals the true, mad, and delirious horror of our national culture right now.
Felix Petty
3.7.19
News

the michael jackson: on the wall exhibition explores the musician's legacy

The blockbuster show opens at the National Portrait Gallery today.
Michael Cragg
6.27.18
News

the national portrait gallery acquires a portrait series of famous black britons

The subjects include Edward Enninful, Naomi Campbell, Charlie of Casely-Hayford, and 34 other celebrated Brits.
Ryan White
8.18.17
Culture

photographers question the relationship between culture and commerce

Commissioned by photo editor Holly Hay, photographic agent Ger Tierney and curator Shonagh Marshall, four emerging photographers create imagery for a range of everyday objects for Dover Street Market and The National Portrait Gallery’s museum shop.
Steve Salter
5.18.17
News

william eggleston comes to the national portrait gallery

An unmissable exhibition of work — including never before seen images — by the man who changed photography forever.
Clementine de Pressigny
7.28.16
Australia

skaters, stoners and kurt coleman: the australian national portrait prize was bizarre

These are the images we fell for.
i-D Staff
4.1.16
Fashion

terry jones reminisces on his favourite covers from his time as art director for british vogue

Ahead of the opening of Vogue 100: A Century of Style at the National Portrait Gallery, i-D Founder Terry Jones looks back at his time at British Vogue. Years before the first photocopies of i-D were hand-stapled, Terry was Art Director under the...
Terry Jones
2.9.16
News

​a century of british vogue

The National Portrait Gallery announce a celebration of the legendary publication’s best portraiture.
Stuart Brumfitt
9.7.15
Photography

​opening today: audrey hepburn at the national portrait gallery

A major new exhibition presents a photographic history of the iconic actor’s life.
Charlotte Gush
7.2.15
News

​israeli artist matan ben-cnaan wins bp portrait prize

The 35 year old painter took home the prestigious prize at the National Portrait Gallery last night, alongside Eleana Antonaki who claimed the Young Artist Award.
Charlotte Gush
6.17.15
Photography

bailey's stardust

David Bailey creates memorable images. Over his 50-year career, the British born photographer has amassed a culture-defining collection of portraits of fashion and music's most famous faces, which are now part of a major exhibition, sponsored by Hugo...
Terry Jones
2.3.14