Portrayed: 50 Years of Grit and Glamour

An exhibition examining the representation of celebrity and public image over 50 years, from Marilyn Monroe to Jay Z.

Chris Beetles Fine Photographs presents an exhibition showcasing some of the greatest portraiture from 1953 to the present day, examining the development of the “celebrity” image in the media.

This show will be a visual feast of famous faces from the world of cinema, rock’n’roll, theatre and fashion spanning the last five decades of British and American popular culture.

With 29 photographers in total, including works by Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton, Patrick Demarchelier, and the “Black Trinity” (Terence Donovan, Brian Duffy and David Bailey), the exhibition will also be a survey of the master photographers of this genre.