It has been said that English photographer Lord Snowdon (born Tony Armstrong-Jones) knows everyone worth knowing. In this first retrospective on his nearly 50-year career, it seems he has also been everywhere and seen everything -- and captured it all, brilliantly, on camera. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, the book unveils fashion shots for Vogue, pictures of actors, playwrights, dancers, designers, writers, and artists, and piercing photographs revealing the pain of the lonely and the disadvantaged. All bear the unmistakable signature of one of the foremost photographers of our time.The book ranges from Snowdon's early reportage for Life to his dynamic pictures of Alec Guinness, Helen Mirren, the British royal family, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and many more. Snowdon's friends and colleagues contribute texts on the various aspects of his career, revealing the full, extraordinary range of his work.