Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen is an upcoming photographic exhibition displaying rare portraits of the Hollywood legend captured by a selection of high profile twentieth-century photographers.
The collection brings together the work of Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson, Bob Willoughby, Eva Sereny, Mark Shaw and Douglas Kirkland; each celebrated for their distinct portrayals of Hepburn. Renowned for her progressive acting roles, stylish sensibilities and humanitarian endeavours, she remains one of the most instantly recognisable icons of the 1950s and has charmed generations since the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Through a unique perspective and style, each photographer captures Hepburn’s instantly recognisable appearance. Bob Willoughby’s portraits of a young Hepburn, fresh-faced just after the release of her first film Roman Holiday are presented alongside Terry O’Neill’s youthful colour portraits which glow with a childish excitement and exude her playful sense of humour.
Her memorable style is articulated through the classic fashion shoots of Norman Parkinson and Douglas Kirkland, as is her characteristic sophistication by Eva Sereny during the filming of ‘Always’. Mark Shaw's candid portraits of Hepburn, taken from a LIFE magazine shoot in 1953, detail the actress’s routine on set during the filming of ‘Sabrina’, 1954. ‘Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen’ exhibits portraits of Audrey Hepburn throughout her life and career, recognising her position in the history of popular culture as well as her contribution to society a quarter of a century after her death.
Launching on 16 August at Proud Galleries in London, Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen runs until 30 September 2018.