When Anthony Armstrong-Jones married Princess Margaret in 1960, he became the Earl of Snowdon. Before, during, and after his marriage, Lord Snowdon was one of Britain's leading photographers. For over fifty years Lord Snowdon has photographed the leading figures in the world of art for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and London's Telegraph magazine. A friend and associate of the famous and the glamorous, Lord Snowdon surprises with his capacity for sympathy and compassion in his photographs.
Lord Snowdon studied architecture for two years at Cambridge. He began his career taking photographs of people in the theatre at the encouragement of his uncle, the stage designer and artist, Oliver Messel. He is also renown for his work as a designer, writer, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, a designer of theatre sets, skiwear, clocks, furniture, and motorized wheelchairs. In collaboration with Cedric Price and Frank Newby, Lord Snowdon designed the aviary at the London Zoo. He is also an active lobbyist for equal opportunities for the disabled.
We were delighted that Lord Snowdon agreed to sign our Snowdonia first day cover!