Gemma Levine

Gemma Levine was born in London, in 1939.

Levine began her career as a photographer in 1975 since when she has published 20 books of photographs, shown in over 60 exhibitions world wide and become one of the most acclaimed portrait photographes of her generation.

She is best known for her striking black and white photography. Since 1984 she has taken photographs of many major contemporary British people. These include politicians, sportsmen, actors, artists, writers, dancers and important business figures. Her subjects range from six Prime Ministers, to Royalty and to leading Theatre artists. She celebrated 25 years of her work at the National Portrait Gallery in 2001.

Go with the Flow (published by Quartet Books in 2012) was based on her expereince of cancer.

Her recent book Just One More (published by Elliot & Thompson in April 2014) provides vignettes from her professional life.


'With Henry Moore' Photographs and Text. Sidgwick & Jackson.
'Israel: Faces & Places' Photographs (Foreword Golda Meir) Weidenfeld & Nicholson.
'Living With the Bible' Photographs & Watercolours. (Text Moshe Dayan) Weidenfeld & Nicholson.

'We live in Israel' Photographs and text. Wayland Publishers.

'Living in Jerusalem' Photographs and captions Wayland Publishers.
'The Young Inheritors' Photographs (Foreword Herman Wouk) Dial Press USA.

'Henry Moore ; Wood Sculpture' Photographs and Text. Sidgwick & Jackson.

'Henry Moore - an Illustrated Biography' Photographs (Text William Packer) Weidenfeld & Nicholson.

'Faces of the 80s' Photographs (Foreword The Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher) Collins.

'Faces of British Theatre' Photographs (Foreword John Guielgud) Prion Books.

'People of the 90's' Photographs (Foreword HRH Princess Diana) Harper Collins.

'Memories'(Foreword Jonathan Miller) Ebury Press.

'My Favourite Hymn' Photographs (Foreword HRH Prince Michael of Kent) Robson Books.

'Claridge's - Within the Image' Photographs (Foreword David Frost) HarperCollins.

'Mayfair' Photographs (Foreword Martin Gilbert - Text Michael Portillo) HarperCollins.

'Go with the Flow' Text and photographs (Foreword 1. Prof Daniel Hochhauser 2. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall) Quartet Books.

'Just One More' A Photographer's Memoir - Gemma Levine Elliott and Thompson Publishing.

Over 60 photographic exhibitions; UK and worldwide.

25 years Retrospective at The National Portrait Gallery.
Others: Sotheby's; The Royal National Theatre; House of Lords; House of Commons: Serpentine Gallery; The Royal Festival Hall; The Barbican; Leeds City Art Gallery; Tel-Aviv University; University of Jerusalem. (others)

Gemma Levine's Henry Moore archive is housed and on permanent exhibition at The Tate Gallery - Tate Britain, London. Levine lectures at Tate Britain on Henry Moore.

Levine is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Gemma Levine

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