Terence Donovan


Terence Donovan (1936-1996) was a noted photographer and film director, known for his iconic fashion photography and for documenting ‘Swinging London’ in the 1960s. Working for numerous magazines, including Vogue, Nova, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar, Donovan created some of the most well-known and iconic images over the course of his four-decade career. Donovan, along with David Bailey and Brian Duffy, formed the trio dubbed by Norman Parkinson as the ‘Black Trinity’ and became the first celebrity photographers. Outside fashion, he photographed public figures from the worlds of arts, politics, and business, in addition to members of the British Royal Family. Subjects include Twiggy, Sophia Loren, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Sean Connery, Bryan Ferry, Jarvis Cocker and Jimi Hendrix. His sittings with Diana, Princess of Wales, are included in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery. Donovan also directed television commercials, documentaries, film and music videos, including Robert Palmer’s iconic ‘Addicted to Love’. In addition to his work as a photographer, he was also a black belt in judo.

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EXHIBITION : Chelsea Girls & Likely Lads

Iconic Images Gallery, London, Chelsea, SW10 0AJ

20th June - 31st August 2019

Celebrating the faces that helped make Chelsea famous, Iconic Images Gallery is pleased to announce “Chelsea Girls & Likely Lads”, featuring the photography of Norman Parkinson, Justin de Villeneuve, Michael Ward, Terry O’Neill, Terence Donovan, Douglas Kirkland and Kevin Cummins.

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