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Actor and Director Steven Berkoff Exhibition of East End Photographs at Lucy Bell Gallery
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Installation at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester
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Lust for Punk Life!
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Award-winning snapper's St Leonards book signing So It Goes: Punk and the Aftermath is a new limited edition book by award winning photographer Kevin Cummins, documenting 1970s Punk and youth culture'¦the bands and their fans.
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'From Abba to Zappa': Michael Putland's shots of rock royalty – in pictures
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Jill Furmanovsky is one of the UK’s best known and respected music photographers. The artists photographed in her 40+ year career include many of the biggest names in rock music: Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Blondie, The Police, Led Zeppelin, The Pretenders, Bob Dylan, and Oasis are but a few. She has also directed videos for Oasis and The Pretenders
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Long before Ken Russell became famous as the director of 1969’s Women in Love, he worked as a photographer. A selection of the 82-year-old Russell’s work—which he calls “still films” featuring private eyes and unrelenting women—will inaugurate the new Lucy Bell Gallery of Photography in England. “I used to wander the streets around Notting Hill, where I lived, until something caught my eye,” Russell told The Guardian. His earliest portraits of his dancer friends hint towards the surrealist nature of his films. “I wanted to be a fashion photographer but it was too early for my kind of style… I’d spend hours exploring all the possibilities in a series of absolutely unbankable photographs,” he explained of the images that have not been seen for 50 years.
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Out of the spotlight: Photographer captures David Bowie doing DIY, a sleeping George Michael and John Lennon relaxing with Yoko Ono in collection of intimate images The incredible images are all taken by music photographer Michael Putland
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Derek Jarman and friends in Dungeness – unseen pictures An exhibition of mostly unseen photographs and film of Derek Jarman and his inspirational former Dungeness home, Prospect Cottage, opens at the Lucy Bell Gallery at the end of this month. Featuring his friends and fellow filmmakers, 25% of all sales go towards the Art Fund’s campaign to save Prospect Cottage and Jarman’s legacy. The exhibition runs from 29 February until 31 March
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How England has changed over forty years, by Magnum’s Ian Berry
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50 black and white photographs by Magnum photographer Ian Berry on view at Lucy Bell Gallery All photographs on show are for sale and have been specially printed by Ian Berry using the new digital techniques however there are some rare vintage prints also available to buy and view. ST LEONARDS ON SEA.- For the first time in 40 years Lucy Bell Gallery exhibits over 50 black and white photographs by Magnum photographer Ian Berry from his long-term project ‘The English’.
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Kevin Cummins - Disclosure "I DON'T SHOOT FOR the gallery wall," Kevin Cummins tells me. For an era-defining artist who's about to have his work displayed in a retrospective travelling from Paris to London, that may seem an incongruous turn of phrase. Half an hour with the man behind the camera, however, and it makes more sense. The Mancunian photographer may have made it his life's work taking gritty, defining images of bands from his hometown and beyond, and he may be being celebrated in Disclosure, an exhibition featuring some of his most iconic rock images from a career that's spanned 40 years, but the man himself has never done his job with one eye on the resultant exhibition.
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Fay Godwin Fay Godwin is regarded as one of this countries finest landscape photographers. She was a late starter who began taking photographs in her mid thirties, and published her first book at 45. A passionate walker - she was president of the Ramblers Association for three years, she campaigned for walkers rights of way, and her photographs have been used to draw attention to the detrimental effects that man has had on the environment.
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"The East End was changing rapidly and I felt I had to record it before it vanished forever - at the time however I did not realise quite how fast it would disappear. The area was largely Jewish and this made it fascinating, since the early immigrants came with an amazing pot-pourri of cultures from a score of different peoples. For a while I lived in Anthony Street, off Commercial Road and just around the corner from the extraordinary Hessel Street, a bustling thoroughfare that could have been torn out of the
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The celebrated playwright, actor and director Steven Berkoff keeps photography aside from his theatrical reputation but now it’s in the open
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You talkin' to me? The taxi drivers of Hastings – in pictures Hans on West Hill. Photograph: Tom Hunter Cabbies in Hastings come from all over the world – so Tom Hunter took a ride with them, listened to their thoughts on their adopted East Sussex home, and photographed them at dusk or dawn in locations around the town. Curated by Lucy Bell and David Rhodes https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2019/jan/08/taxi-drivers-hastings-museum-tom-hunter-photography
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Exhibition: Duffy The Third Man A new exhibition of the late, great photographer Brian Duffy’s work, entitled Duffy The Third Man, is running at the Lucy Bell gallery in St Leonards-on-Sea in Sussex. It’s actually only the second ever exhibition of Duffy’s work… https://www.creativereview.co.uk/exhibition-duffy-the-third-man/
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Between 1968-1970 photographer Graham Keen became, at the invitation of John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins, art editor for International Times, which was published for the first time in 1966. He contributed photographs and was later to be art director for issues 29-70. When the magazine was raided by police, Keen and three other directors were sent for trial, and found guilty of Conspiracy to Corrupt Public Morals. Keen went on to found Cyclops Magazine. http://internationaltimes.it/interview-with-1960s-photographer-graham-keen/‍
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Around the globe with the peerless Thin White Duke Lucy Bell Gallery is set to present an exhibition of photographs by Geoff MacCormack documenting his time and travels with David Bowie.
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Exhibition of photographs by Geoff MacCormack (Aka Warren Peace) documenting his time and travels with David Bowie
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Photographer Syd Shelton was one of the architects of the Rock Against Racism movement. He talks to Richard Holledge about what brought it into being and its resonance today.
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In 1950s Paris, photographer Marilyn Stafford was commissioned to capture the glamour and elegance of a new fashion concept – prêt-à-porter.
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Bob Marley, Björk and David Bowie as you’ve never seen them Contacts is an exhibition of rare and never-before-seen contact sheets by some of the world’s greatest music photographers at the Lucy Bell Gallery.
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“Photos of Muhammad Ali in training on show in Hastings”
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“The fabulous 50s … as seen by Ken Russell”The fabulous 50s… as seen by Ken Russell Before he became Britain's most controversial film director, Ken Russell forged a career as a photographer, capturing the great eccentrics of his youth for posterity. His work features in two forthcoming exhibitions: at Lucy Bell Fine Art, St Leonards-on-Sea (17 Mar-30 Apr) Lucy-Bell.com, then at the Topfoto Gallery, Edenbridge, Kent (1–28 May) topfoto.co.uk
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“US photojournalist Marilyn Stafford worked for fashion houses, and documented the lives of slum children and refugees fleeing Algeria’s war of independence. A new exhibition at Lucy Bell Gallery in St Leonards-on-Sea shines a light on her work.”
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