DUDLEY REED took his first portrait at age 8 with a box Brownie, and has shot passionately on film ever since, resisting the manipulation of digital. His purist approach informs every decision he makes, as he believes only the light passing through the lens should create the final image. No digital retouching, no Photoshop enhancements - just the purity of a captured moment. He stirs a classical sense of composition with an irreverent sense of humor, making mischief with a Hasselblad.

Born in London, Dudley studied art and photography at Guildford College of Art, and film at The London Film School. His celebrity and real-people portraits have been featured in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Tatler, British and American Vogue, The New York Times, Elle and The Financial Times. His work is in the permanent collection of The National Portrait Gallery, London, and in numerous private collections in Europe and the US. He now lives in both Greenwich Village and a village in upstate New York.

EXI bits & Tid Bits


New Yorker Portraits Retrospective
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijiing, China


New Yorker Portraits Retrospective
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

The Assemblages of Norman Hasselriis
Moss Gallery, New York, NY


The Assemblages of Norman Hasselriis
The Guggenheim Gallery, Rensselaerville, NY


Group Show
Maddox Arts, London, ENGLAND

Guggenheim Gallery, Rensselaerville, NY


Portraits of the Village
Way Out Gallery, Rensselaerville, NY


A portrait of the director, John Waters, raised $12,000 at auction for Art in Schools in NYC


A portrait of the actress, Emma Thompson, appeared in the film, Stranger Than Fiction


A portrait of the ballerina, Suzanne Farrell, was part of The Kennedy Center Honors


Kodak salutes Dudley Reed
Jumbotron, Times Square, NY


Managing Partners
The National Portrait Galley, London, ENGLAND


Solo Show
Amber Music Studios, New York, NY.


Way Out Gallery, Rensselaerville, NY


Twenty for Today—The Most Talented Young English Photographers of the Decade
National Portrait Gallery, London, ENGLAND