VIVAT! VIVAT! MY ENGLAND! Photographs By John Hedgecoe
17 July 2014 to 5 August 2014 | 12pm 5pm
Kensington, Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Legendary photographer John Hedgecoe (1937–2010) captured many of the 20th century’s leading cultural icons – from Francis Bacon, Mary Quant, and Ted Hughes to Agatha Christie, Vita Sackville West and David Hockney. And of course, Her Majesty The Queen.
One of Britain's leading post-war portrait photographers, Hedgecoe was also the world's best-selling writer on practical photography, having sold some 9 million books worldwide. As a student at the RCA he first photographed Henry Moore in 1953. In 1957 Hedgecoe joined Queen magazine as staff photographer, under the editorship of Jocelyn Stevens. In 1965 Hedgecoe founded the Photography Department at the Royal College of Art, and was Professor of Photography from 1975–1994.
VIVAT! VIVAT! MY ENGLAND! presents a selection of 34 of Hedgecoe’s most iconic photographs, some of which will be exhibited for the first time.
All photographic prints in the exhibition will be available to buy, with proceeds going towards the John Hedgecoe Scholarship fund to benefit future Photography students at the RCA.