Lewis Morley Archive

Morley, Lewis Frederick

This collection is the archive of portrait photographer Lewis Morley. The archive spans the entirety of Morley's career, but is particularly rich in photography from the 1960s.

The collection includes a substantial negative archive (estimated at 200,000 individual negatives). Alongside the negatives there are also 2,100 signed art prints, predominantly from the 1960s. Many of the negative folders also include draft, unsigned prints and contact sheets. The photography in these series' range from Morley's own personal snapshots to professional assignments which were later published in publications including Tatler and Private Eye. The types of photography include reportage, portraiture, landscapes, still life, advertising photography and theatre photography - there is a particularly large amount of portraiture.

The archive also includes Morley's personal and professional papers. These series contain press cuttings, publications including Morley's photography, exhibition catalogues, correspondence and materials relating to a retrospective exhibition of his work at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2006.


c. 130 boxes
This archive is currently undergoing processing and is known to contain confidential data protected under the Data Protection Act. Until the collection has been fully processed, it is closed to public access. A small series of the collection containing art prints is publicly accessible in the interim period.
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