Marcus Adams

English (1875 - 1959)
Marcus Adams Marcus Adams, 1875 - 1959 Unknown © The Estate of Marcus Adams / Camera Press

Biography

Born 1875
Died 1959
Nationality English

The son of a photographer, Marcus Adams established his own reputation first as an architectural and then as a leading child photographer. He set up his studio in London in 1919 with two associates with whom he shared processing materials and darkroom assistants. In 1926 he set up his children's studio, to look like a livingroom with a disguised camera. Adams took official photographs of Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family over a period spanning thirty years from 1926-56. He documented the Queen's life from her infancy to her becoming a monarch and a mother.