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Jane Bown snippet
She works primarily in black-and-white, using available light, with a forty year old camera. She has photographed hundreds of subjects, including Queen Elizabeth II for her eightieth birthday, Orson Welles, Samuel Beckett, Sir John Betjeman, Woody Allen, Cilla Black, Quentin Crisp, P. J. Harvey, John Lennon, Richard Nixon, the gangster Charlie Richardson, Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer and Margaret Thatcher.
Jane Bown
Jane Bown (born 1925) is a British photographer who has worked for The Observer newspaper in the United Kingdom since 1949. Her portraits of the famous of the 20th and 21st centuries have received critical acclaim, even earning her an exhibition of her work in the National Portrait Gallery in London in 1980.
She works primarily in black-and-white, using available light, with a forty year old camera. She has photographed hundreds of subjects, including Queen Elizabeth II for her eightieth birthday, Orson Welles, Samuel Beckett, Sir John Betjeman, Woody Allen, Cilla Black, Quentin Crisp, P. J. Harvey, John Lennon, Richard Nixon, the gangster Charlie Richardson, Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer and Margaret Thatcher.