Archive Stories

CIndy Crawford by Terence Donovan, 26 April 1988

‘Cut to the night’, Vogue, 26th April 1988

Terence Donovan photographed Cindy Crawford for Vogue at his Bourdon Street studio in Mayfair in April 1988. On the thirtieth anniversary of the shoot, Anna Harvey, then Fashion Director of British Vogue, recalls how the images, amongst both Donovan and Crawford’s most well-known, came about.

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Terence Donovan's diary, 9 and 10 December 1964

Donovan's diaries

As well as many thousands of photographic prints, negatives and transparencies, the Archive is fortunate to hold other paper-based materials and ephemera relating to Donovan’s long career. Chief amongst these are his treasured work diaries, beautifully bound and fastidiously kept over more than thirty years.

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Diana, Princess of Wales, 8 October 1986

Diana, Princess of Wales

Terence Donovan photographed Diana, Princess of Wales on a number of occasions in the mid to late 1980s and in early 1990.

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Photographers and their favourite models, 1964

Photographers and their favourite models, 1964

In October 1964 the ‘Institute of Incorporated Photographers’ staged an exhibition entitled ‘Photography in Advertising’ at 3M House on Wigmore Street, London. As publicity for the show, six of the contributors posed for a press shot; top photographers with their favourite models

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Terence Donovan - Vintage Contact Print

Vintage Contact Prints

The Archive holds a large number of unique vintage contact prints – small photographs made by laying the negative directly onto the surface of the light sensitive paper.

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Bourdon Place Sculptures

Bourdon Place Sculptures

In the back streets of Mayfair and just a few yards away from his former mews studio at 30 Bourdon Street, a set of three sculptures celebrate Terence Donovan and the fashion and photographic history of the area.

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