Pamela Chandler

Pamela Chandler - photographing UK theatre, celebities and dance

Pamela Chandler, was a leading photographer in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Her work was sufficiently well regarded that she was the first woman to be commissioned to photograph the then Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, at Downing Street and subsequently to take studies of The Queen as an aide-mémoire for the sculptor, Ben Enwonwu.

Our interest is, of course, in her niche collection of ballet images (American Ballet Theatre, London Festival Ballet) and theatre images (Playhouse, Palace Theatre, Richmond Theatre, Theatre de Paris, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and The Old Vic) where her work was viewed and displayed alongside that of Angus McBean and Houston Rogers.

Her collection also includes an unbeatable collection of portraits including rarely viewed photographs of JRR Tolkien.

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