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Michael Peto Photographs: Staged in Britain

A collaborative project with the University of Dundee, Scotland, National Portrait Gallery, London, The Observer, and The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Three institutions in London, New York and Edinburgh will program a season of portfolio exhibitions by the Hungarian-born photojournalist Michael Peto (1908-1970) from The Peto Collection at the University of Dundee. Best known for his coverage of 1950s and 1960s performance in London for The Observer newspaper, Tatler and The (London) Times, this exhibition examines Peto's signature approach to celebrity images of actors, musicians and dancers.  Featured in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts exhibit are his photographs of Ian McKellen, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the legendary partnership of Rudolph Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, and, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their stardom, The Beatles.

All photo credits: © University of Dundee The Peto Collection