Snowdon, Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of

Snowdon, Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of,

1930–2017, British photographer. Educated at Eton and Cambridge, he married Princess MargaretMargaret,
1930–2002, British princess, second daughter of King George VI and sister of Queen Elizabeth II, b. Glamis, Scotland. In 1960 she married a commoner, the photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, who was created earl of Snowdon in 1961. They were divorced in 1978.
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 in 1960 and was created earl the following year. The marriage ended in divorce in 1978. Although his reputation as a photographer was based originally on his informal pictures of famous people, he subsequently received acclaim for sensitive photographs of the handicapped and underprivileged taken during his nearly 30 years as a photographer for the Sunday Times's magazine. He also was an award-winning filmmaker. His publications include Stills, 1983–1987 (1987).


See biography by A. de Courcy (2008).

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