Musical portraits by Anne Purkiss

Musical portraits by Anne Purkiss

Born in Chemnitz, Germany, Anne Purkiss moved to England in 1984, where she worked at the London bureau of Associated Press, later becoming a freelance photographer. Having taken commissions for government agencies and museums, her photographs are held in a number of public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy library and the archive of the Royal Society London.

As a personal interest, Anne documents people in the context of their environment and their occupations. Her collection of British portraits spans more than thirty years, featuring people who inspire through their work and their ideas.

akg-images’ collections hold a wide range of Anne’s work, including portraits of some of the RA's most prominent artists, as well as portraits of writers and scientists, including many Nobel Prize winners. Today we are happy to present a new selection of portraits of musicians and composers by Anne Purkiss, which were previously available via Lebrecht Music & Arts Photo Library.

Sofia Asgatovna Gubaidulina, Tatar Russian composer<br/>AKG5862310
Mstislav Rostropovich, Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor<br/>AKG2321036
Amelia Freedman, artistic director, founder of the UK's Nash Ensemble<br/>AKG5862232
Philip Glass, American composer<br/>AKG5862249
Chilean pianist Claudio Arrao in the dressing room<br/>AKG5862208
British artist and musician Martin Creed<br/>AKG5862225
Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel during a rehearsal<br/>AKG5862361
British conductor Sian Edwards<br/>AKG5862226