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Gallery Alert: See Portrait Master Cornel Lucas’ Work on Display in London

A photographer’s work can be exhibited time and time again and never lose its flavor. Case in point: portraitist to the stars Cornel Lucas’ collection of black and white portraits.

Diana Dors Photo by Cornel Lucas via Film’s Not Dead

It’s time to again feature the work of a photographer who had left an indelible mark on the world of photography. Cornel Lucas (1920-2012) was a moving force in portrait photography during the heyday of old-school showbiz glamor. He had the privilege of shooting some of the brightest stars in show business in the early days and up to now, his work is still being received with much acclaim.

Photo Noir: The Art of Cornel Lucas will be open to viewers starting 17th of February until the 29th of March at the Lyttleton Exhibition place at the National Theatre, South Bank, London. Exhibit will be open from Monday to Satuday, 9:30 am to 11 pm.

The exhibition will showcase some of Lucas’ most stunning work in black and white and will feature portraits of Brigitte Bardot, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Collins, Diana Dors and David Niden. Lucas was awarded a BAFTA (British Academy Film and Television Arts) award in 1998 and was the first still film photographer to be lauded for his contributions to the British film Industry.

Admission is free and that’s all the more reason for you to head out to the gallery and learn a thing or two from a true master of film photography.

You may call +44 (0)20 7452 3400 for inquiries.

All information used in this article were sourced from National Theatre via Film’s Not Dead.

written by cheeo

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