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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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