Sam Taylor-Johnson OBE

born 1967


Samantha Louise Taylor-Johnson OBE (née Taylor-Wood, born 4 March 1967) is an English filmmaker and photographer. Her directorial feature film debut came in 2009 with Nowhere Boy, a film based on the childhood experiences of the Beatles songwriter and singer John Lennon. She is one of a group of artists known as the Young British Artists.

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Film and audio


Sam Taylor-Wood: Artist’s Talk

Sam Taylor-Wood talked to Tim Marlow, editor of Tate magazine, about her work.


Tate Etc

A matter of time

The ability to play with time, stretching and quickening it is a distinctively modern phenomenon, since the advent of photography ...

Tate Paper

Authenticity, Change and Loss in the Conservation of Time-Based Media Installations

This paper focuses on three concepts central to the theory of conservation: authenticity, change and loss. These terms are explored ...

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