Syd Shelton is a British photographer who documented the Rock Against Racism movement. His work is held in the collections of the Tate and the Victoria & Albert.
Interview with Syd Shelton about Rock Against Racism movement below.
Geoff MacCormack (Aka Warren Peace) is an English vocalist, composer and life time friend of David Bowie's best known for his work with David Bowie in 1970s. See video below for more information.
Colin Jones – The Who 1966. These rare images show The Who in their early days – shopping, shaving, sleeping, hanging out – and form a unique and, intimate document of The Who at the very beginning of their careers.
Gered Mankowitz did two sessions with Jimi Hendrix at Mason's Yard which have become some of the most iconic images of the period, although at the time Hendrix's manager insisted on using colour photographs for his albums so this important set of images did not come into the public realm until 1992 when Mankowitz had his first solo exhibition in London
The moment the post punk music scene exploded in Manchester with Joy Division and the birth of Factory Records, Kevin Cummins became as integral a factor as any, in creating the legend that was to become ‘MADCHESTER’ - “Kevin Cummins was sometimes more important than the bands”. Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks)
Terry Pastor created the hand tinted artwork for the iconic album covers, Hunky Dory 1971 and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 1972.
Andrew Catlin is an English photographer, artist and filmmaker whose work has been widely published and exhibited. This picture of Patti Smith was taken in New York in 1988. We were getting ready to start the shoot - her first for several years - when the PR ran in and said she had got a call to say that Robert Mapplethorpe had been taken into hospital, and that Patti needed to leave right away to the hospital to be with him. I said that of course I understood and began packing away my equipment, when suddenly Patti walked back in and said she would do pictures with me until the cab arrived but then she would have to go. We only had a few minutes, but the circumstances gave the moments a calm intensity that produced some very beautiful pictures. There is tension and sadness, but also great strength in her face and hands. I worked unhurriedly and gently while the seconds passed, and then she was gone to some brutal hospital machine room.
Andrew Whittuck recalls, “I had a friend who knew the Pink Floyd Managers and they were keen for any publicity since Pink Floyd had only been formed for 18 months. They all came to my studio/bedroom in my parent’s house in Hamsptead with their instruments and most importantly for me with their lighting guy. The only illumination I used was the lighting they used in their gigs. A 35mm Kodak project with glass slides with a mixture of oil/water and coloured ink, heated by a hair dryer close up so that the everchanging bubbles of colour floated over there.
Feature in New European Syd Shelton Rock Against Racism work at the gallery
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