Jane Bown Exhibition

An exhibition at London's Lumas Gallery remembers the portrait photographer Jane Bown

This October, Lumas Gallery is celebrating the works of the famed Observer photographer Jane Bown.

Bown passed away in 2014. She was remembered for her deeply insightful portraits of renowned cultural figures including David Hockney, Samuel Beckett, Orson Welles, Dennis Hopper and the members of the Beatles.

After joining The Observer in 1949, Bown’s first commission was to photograph Bertrand Russell. In a later interview with sister paper The Guardian, Bown said, “I don’t think I even knew who he was... but the light was good."

Lumas Gallery launched in 2004. It makes contemporary photography accessible both online and in over 40 galleries worldwide. In its London address on South Molton Street, Lumas gives visitors the opportunity to view and purchase photographs in a comfortable setting.