The Queen is probably the most photographed person in the world, but the royal photographer closest to our hearts is Dorothy Wilding, who was born within a mile of the Heroines Hub in Gloucester. Dorothy’s accession images became the basis of the Queen’s head on coins and stamps between 1953 and 1971. Read more about Dorothy here and click here for details of our Dorothy Display.
Our favourite contemporary royal photographer is Annie Leibovitz. Copyright prevents us from showing the images, but here’s a link to them.
And a third Heroine, who has connections to Royalty, (although as far as we know, not in her capacity as a photographer) is Ursula Pariser (1917 – 2010) who was the special art advisor to the Queen in the monarch’s early reign. Did Dorothy and Ursula ever meet, we wonder?
Of Jubilee Interest
Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession
Featuring the iconic photographs of Dorothy Wilding. Buckingham Palace 22nd July – 2nd October 2022.
Portraits from the Queen’s Life
Online gallery and activities from the National Portrait Gallery. Mainly men, but Dorothy gets three of the top slots.
Do you have any photos of previous jubilee celebrations?
If so, we’d love to see them! Tag us (@hundredheroines) on social media using #HHJubilee. Here are a few from the HH team.