Harry Borden

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Harry Borden (born 1965) is a British portrait photographer based in London. His subjects have included celebrities Robin Williams, Ewan McGregor, Jamie Oliver, Tony Blair, and Margaret Thatcher.[1] Examples of Borden's work are held in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, London[2] and National Portrait Gallery, Australia.[3]

Early life and family[edit]

Harry Borden is the brother of painters Nicholas Borden and Frances Borden

Life and work[edit]

Borden won prizes at the World Press Photo awards in 1997[4] and 1999,[5] and was a judge in the contest in 2010 and 2011.[6]

In June 2005, he had his first solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London.[2] Harry Borden: On Business included 30 portraits of leading business leaders. The NPG holds more than 100 examples of Borden’s work in its photographic collection.[7]

In 2014, Borden was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.[8]

In 2017 his book Survivor, A Portrait of the Survivors of the Holocaust was published by Octopus.[9] The book had been previously short-listed for the European Publishers Award for Photography in 2014.

Borden was born in New York and lives in London and Devon. He has four children.[10]



  1. ^ "Harry Borden: Portfolio". harryborden.co.uk. 12 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Harry Borden on Business" National Portrait Gallery, London. Accessed 15 October 2016
  3. ^ "Michael Hutchence, 1997". National Portrait Gallery collection.
  4. ^ "1997 Photo Contest". worldpressphoto.org. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  5. ^ "1999 Photo Contest". worldpressphoto.org. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Harry Borden". worldpressphoto.org. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  7. ^ "National Portrait Gallery". npg.org.uk.
  8. ^ "RPS Awards 2014". Royal Photographic Society. Accessed 15 October 2016
  9. ^ https://www.octopusbooks.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781844039562
  10. ^ "How lensman's 'selfie' alarmed PM's protecters". Plymouth Herald. 14 January 2014.
  11. ^ "The Royal Photographic Society Awards 2018". www.rps.org. Retrieved 2018-12-10.

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