Cornel Lucas (Bardot)For any of you visiting London between now (March 4th) and March 29, 2014 there’s an exhibition taking place of the work of photographer Corneal Lucas. The venue is the National Theatre.  If your itinerary allows you may wish to include a visit to this.

Exhibition: Photo Noir – The Art of Cornel Lucas
Venue: National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX.
Dates: 17th Feb to 29th Mar 2014
Opening Times: Mon – Sat: 9.30am – 11pm Sun (when open): 12 noon – 6pm

From the National Theatre’s website:

Photographer Cornel Lucas was a pioneer of film portraiture, shooting both British and American stars. He specialised in carefully composed and lit images, and in 1998 he became the first stills photographer to be awarded a Bafta. Photo Noir: The art Of Cornel Lucas is a new exhibition of his work at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton exhibition space which runs from 17 February to 29 March.

From London Town website:

In this new exhibition the National Theatre displays photos by the late Cornel Lucas, the first photographer to win a BAFTA Award for his services to the British Film Industry. Eventually becoming one of the world’s most celebrated photographers, Lucas started his career in the 1940s when he focused on film stills and portraits while working for the British Film Studios. He went on to capture great film stars during the golden age of cinema such as Diana Dors, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Collins and Brigitte Bardot.


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