The Face of the Artist

Popped into the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich earlier for a look at 'The Face of the Artist', an exhibition of photography by John Hedgecoe.

Hedgecoe (1932–2010) was at the forefront of portrait photography for more than 50 years, taking pictures of the leading figures in the worlds of art, literature, science and politics, from Agatha Christie to Winston Churchill. It's his portrait of the Queen taken in 1966 that still graces British postage stamps.

The exhibition features a number of photographs of artists including Sir Stanley Spencer, Graham Sutherland, Henry Moore and Dame Barbara Hepworth (examples of the latter below).

The exhibition runs at The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich until 4th December 2011.