I have been a massive fan of Audrey Hepburn for years, ever since I first watched Breakfast At Tiffany's. Audrey has been such an iconic figure since she first hit the cinema screens in her first starring role in Roman Holiday in 1953. Her work as an actress bought her beauty and talent to the world, however Audrey wasn't just an actress. In her later life Audrey did a lot of work with UNICEF becoming their Goodwill Ambassador, she gave as much back to the world as she could and worked hard taking care of children in need globally. It was right up until a year before her death in 1993 that she worked to help improve lives of others.
I was very excited when I heard about the current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon. I bought tickets for my Mum and myself which were very reasonably priced at only £9 each.
This fascinating photographic exhibition will illustrate the life of actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993). From her early years as a chorus girl in London’s West End through to her philanthropic work in later life, Portraits of an Icon will celebrate one of the world’s most photographed and recognisable stars.
A selection of more than seventy images will define Hepburn’s iconography, including classic and rarely seen prints from leading twentieth-century photographers such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn. Alongside these, an array of vintage magazine covers, film stills, and extraordinary archival material will complete her captivating story.
My Mum and I visited the exhibition on Sunday and we both had a fantastic time. I don't want to give away to much about the exhibition but the photos on display are beautiful. The photos featured span Audrey's whole life from a teenager starting her ballet career, to a year before her death working with UNICEF. It's lovely to see the candid photos of her life and see how this beautiful women grew over the years.
I would say even if you aren't a fan of Audrey Hepburn but are interested in photography you will still enjoy the exhibition. I would highly recommend paying this exhibition a visit, it runs until the 18th October but I would book your tickets now because I think they will go fast.
Tickets are available to book in advance here.