The recent death of Lord Snowdon marks the loss of a multi-talented figure whose own life was every bit as remarkable as that of even the most flamboyant of the myriad figures who become the subjects of his photographs. He was a complex character with often seemingly contradictory traits, capable of waspishness as well as compassion, of theatricality as well as modesty, the creative flair and imagination that manifested itself in so many inspired ways balanced, grounded by a strong social conscience.
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