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We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 John Kobal New Work Award in association with the Taylor Wessing Award at the National Portrait Gallery was Maija Tammi with her portrait "ONE OF THEM IS A HUMAN #1 (ERICA: ERATO ISHIGURO SYMBIOTIC HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION PROJECT)". Maija will be undertaking a portrait commission for the permanent archive of the National Portrait Gallery in 2018.



This recently released portrait of Jack O’Connell was taken for the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery by Tereza Cervenova, the 2015 John Kobal New Work Award winner. It will also be on display in the gallery in 2018.

Our HOLLYWOOD ICONS touring exhibition recently closed after a successful run at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome (following on similar at the Espaco Cultural Porto Seguro, Sao Paulo, Brazil and the Villa Manin, Italy). More venues being confirmed and to be announced very soon.


Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation

Published by ACC Editions

Available now online from Amazon & ACC Editions and from all good bookstores 

by Robert Dance with forewords by Terence Pepper and Simon Crocker

For more information on the book and exhibition please click here.

The digital GLAMOUR OF THE GODS iPad application STILL AVAILABLE! 

Following the huge successes of both the print edition and the touring exhibition, Glamour of the Godswas released in digital form. 

The iPad app includes all two hundred and thirty five images from the book, easily navigable with functions to view images in era or photographer categories; fully illustrated essays from Robert Dance and John Russell Taylor as well as an exclusive video tour of the 2011 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London and a video commentary on John Kobal and the Hollywood photographers narrated by Simon Crocker, Chairman of the John Kobal Foundation.

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