“It is clear from Howard Guest’s portraits that he is fascinated by his subjects. Each of his images records a personal encounter from which he has taken something more than a picture. By catching a particular glance or gesture, by framing his sitter in a particular context, he succeeds in conveying much more than a simple likeness. Like all good photographers, he combines sight with insight; he sees through the lens into the heart of the matter which, for him, is essentially human.
Duncan Robinson, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge