Martin Amis and Friends

Martin Amis and Friends
Photographs by Angela Gorgas

National Portrait Gallery, London

Jan 10 – July 5, 2009

When Angela Gorgas first met Martin Amis in 1977 she was sharing a house in Maida Vale with Amschel Rothschild and the writer Candia McWilliam while working as a portraitist and freelance photographer. Amis was literary editor of the New Statesman. The couple became engaged in 1978 and, in 1979, moved to Paris for several months.

Taken in London and Paris, these previously unseen photographs feature literary and social figures including Ian McEwan, Christopher Hitchens, Kingsley Amis, James Fenton and Pat Kavanagh. They document the period during which Amis was working on the novels Success and Other People, and the screenlpay for the film Saturn 3.

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