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Lord Snowdon has expressed his dislike of photographs of people smiling, preferring to capture laughter in his portraits.

Snowdon was speaking to BBC London as a new exhibition featuring his portraits of the Queen opened in London yesterday.

?I don?t like seeing pictures of people smiling because a smile is a false facial expression? with someone laughing it?s different,? he told the BBC.

The exhibition, Queen Elizabeth II A Photographic Portrait, showcases images from the archive of picture agency Camera Press.

It runs at The Strand Gallery until 9 October and includes work by other famous photographers, including Cecil Beaton.

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