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
3.8.19
News

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

The blockbuster show opens at London's National Portrait Gallery today.
Michael Cragg
6.27.18
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
Culture

joni sternbach's photographs chronicle surf style around the world

Joni Sternbach’s ‘Surfland’ series captures surfers of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and abilities using photography techniques from the 1850s. We catch up about the evolution of surf culture and why we need to fight for the future of our oceans.
Emily Manning
11.17.16
News

william eggleston comes to london's 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
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