National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery purchases “Magnificent Seven” iconic portraits

September 8, 2013

Somerset-based photographer Anita Corbin has seven good reasons to celebrate as the National Portrait Gallery purchases seven of her portraits from her ground breaking project “First Women” which will be unveiled in 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Anita’s project First Women looks at how women will be remembered over the past 100 years. In the years leading up to 2018, the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, Anita is shooting and collecting 100 iconic read more

Move over Bailey, Beaton and Bown

January 31, 2012

This month has been very exciting for First Women as our portrait of Nobel prize winner Professor Dorothy Hodgkin has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and is joining the archive collection of British Scientists that were purchased from us a couple of years ago. We had the very surreal experience of visiting the cool and dimly lit archive library at the NPG which houses the ‘Photographs Collection’ – drawers and drawers full of the likes of David Bailey, Cecil Beaton and Jane read more