Terry O’Neill (born 30 July 1938) is an English photographer who gained renown documenting the fashions, styles, and celebrities of the 1960’s.
While other photographers concentrated on earthquakes, wars and politics, O’Neill realized that youth culture was a breaking news story on a global scale and began chronicling the emerging faces of film, fashion and music that would go on to define the Swinging Sixties. By 1965 he was being commissioned by the biggest magazines and newspapers in the world.
O’Neill’s photographs display his knack for capturing his subjects candidly or in unconventional settings.
Terry O’Neill is one of the world’s most collected photographers with work hanging in national art galleries and private collections worldwide.
He was awarded The Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary medal in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography in 2011.