Charlie Brooker by Chris Floyd, 2012 © Chris Floyd.
Inspirational British individuals who have made it to the very top of their professions are celebrated in a new display of recently acquired and previously un-exhibited photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, including high achieving women as well as those recognised for their contributions to performance, comedy, art and film.
'Achievement: New Photographs 2011-2013', on display until 5 February 2014, showcases portraits of figures who have gained recognition for being at the forefront of the fields in which they work, including writer and presenter Charlie Brooker by Chris Floyd; acclaimed actress Gina McKee by Mark Harrison and film director Sam Mendes photographed on the set of Skyfall by Anderson & Low. The display also includes a selection of portraits from two important portfolios by women photographers Nancy Honey and Anita Corbin, which aim to document some of the most influential and successful women in Britain.
The display features seventeen recently acquired and previously un-exhibited works created in the last two years, chosen for the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection by curators because of the achievements of the subjects as well as the aesthetics of the photographs.
'Achievement - New Photographs 2011-2013' is on display until 5 February 2014. For more information, take a look at the NPG website