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Terry O’Neill, English (B. 1938)
Terry O'Neill - Brigitte Bardot, Cigar
Terry O’Neill
Brigitte Bardot, Cigar
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1971, printed later
60 x 40 inches

Signed and editioned # 9/50 in ink on recto (Co-signed)

Terry O’Neill is a British Photographer born in London, England on July 30, 1938. He gained renown documenting the fashions, styles, and celebrities of the 1960s. O’Neill captures his subjects candidly with a snapshot aesthetic in unconventional settings, and his documentation of the Swinging Sixties, made him a household name. He has photographed for Time, Newsweek, Stern, Paris Match, The Sunday Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and many others over the course of his six-decade career.

Terry first picked up a camera in 1958 and since he has photographed presidents, prime ministers, rock stars, Oscar winners and the British Royal Family, and his work has been used for famous movie posters, album covers and have served as editorial imagery for fashion labels. Over the years Terry O’Neill has photographed emerging rock stars and icons of the 60s including David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Eric Clapton,Chuck Berry, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

His photograph of Faye Dunaway at the Beverley Hills Hotel the morning after she won her Best Actress Oscar become one of the most iconic Hollywood shots of all time. He has also captured the likes of Bridget Bardot, Jean Shrimpton and Audrey Hepburn while they were at the pinnacle of their careers. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2004 and the Society's Centenary medal in 2011, and and his work hangs in national galleries and private collections worldwide.