Aug 08

Obituary pictures for the Australian composer, Peter Sculthorpe, 29 April 1929 – 8 August 2014

The Australian composer, Peter Sculthorpe, has died at the age of 85. A world-renowned composer, Sculthorpe infused the western classical tradition with the indigenous sounds and ambience of his native Tasmania. Our collection contains several portraits of Peter Sculthorpe, taken by Lebrecht photographers during the course of his career. Search online at to view more images.

Peter Sculthorpe - portrait of the Australian composer, Dartington 1993.

Aug 07

World War I Poets – Images from Author Pictures at Lebrecht


An important aspect of Lebrecht’s First World War collection is our archive of photographs of War Poets; writers who often did not survive battle but left behind vital first-hand accounts of the conflict.

In addition to portraits of well-known British poets, such as Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke, our archive features writers from around the world: Canadian poet, John McCrae is pictured in uniform with a gundog; Russian poet Alexander Blok is photographed serving in an engineering unit; and the French surrealist poet, Guillaume Apollinaire, is shown in hospital suffering from shrapnel wounds.

To browse our collection, please CLICK HERE. If you need assistance sourcing images of a particular writer or would like more information about our collection, please email us at

Jul 29

Xander Parish performing at the Mariinsky Ballet Summer Season at the Royal Opera House, London, UK

Four years ago, Xander Parish became the first British dancer – male or female – to join the illustrious Mariinsky Ballet in Russia. He has returned to the U.K. to perform in the Mariinsky Ballet Summer Season at the Royal Opera House, which opened last night. Parish will be starring in three ballets – as Siegfried in Swan Lake, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Apollo in George Balanchine’s ballet.

Saisons Russes

Xander Parish as the Golden Slave in ScheherazadeFor more images, search online at

Jul 25

AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: Tommy’s Torments: A Day in the Life of the Trenches

Tommy’s Torments: A Day in the Life of the Trenches – Available on YouTube!

For those who were not able to attend our lecture at the Ben Uri Gallery last week, Dr Sanjoy Mukherjee-Richardson’s fascinating talk is now available on YouTube, illustrated by a selection of images from Lebrecht’s World War I collection. Please click on the image above to access the lecture or click on the following link:

Many thanks to everyone who attended the lecture. The evening provided a wonderful chance for clients to explore our expanding First World War archive. One member of the audience was so enthusiastic that they approached us to place their unique collection of World War I images with our website at! We represent several private, personal collections relating to the war so if you have any material that may be of interest, please contact Elbie Lebrecht at as we are interested in hearing from you.We hope you enjoy accessing the talk online. We look forward to hosting more events, together with Ben Uri, in the future!