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Patrick Lichfield, David Bailey and Terence Donovan
Gelatin silver print
37 x 29.8 cm
National Galleries of Scotland
Acc. No. PGP 180.17, © Photograph by John Swannell, Camera Press London
(Curatorial caption, accessed 23 November 2014)
Here we see three of the best known British photographers of the twentieth century. Bailey (1938) and Donovan (1936 – 1996) are two of the photographers known for capturing London in the 1960s; photographing the life of celebrity and high fashion. The third, Lichfield (1939 – 2005), is perhaps best known for taking the official photographs at the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1981. All three emerged as photographers at a time when celebrity culture was at its height and became celebrities themselves. This photograph was taken for an Olympus advert.