'The Queens People' the contemporary royal portraits

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'The Queens People' the contemporary royal portraits

If you've ever wondered what the Queen's Boatman, Archer and Musketeers looked like, this next exhibition will be up your street.

'The Queens People' is a new comtemporay exhibition that reveals not just the Royal Family, but also the people in the service of the monarchy, from the palace to the parliament.

The photographer, Hugo Rittson Thomas took inspiration from 17th century portraits, which he has re-imagined for modern day.

Speaking about the exhibition, Hugo Rittson Thomas said: " It was a privilege to photograph Her Majesty and other Members of the Royal Family and to blend the history and traditions of Royal life with a modern photographic style. I hope people will enjoy seeing these photographs as much as I enjoyed making them." 

Brett Rogers OBE, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery explains the relevence of this work in the 21st century.

She commented: "The Queen’s People will change viewers' understanding of the subject.  It is clearly valuable in providing an insight into all those who contribute in various ways to the running of the Royal Household."
 

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