15-24 June 2017
Private View 14 June 6-9 pm
“Work that shaped the course of photography for a decade”
Sabina Jaskot-Gill, Associate Curator of Photographs
National Portrait Gallery
LOST ICONS TO BE EXHIBITED THIS SUMMER
Recovered historical portraits of leading British cultural figures – including Damon Albarn, Dame Judi Dench, Daniel-Day Lewis, Kenneth Branagh, Ronnie Wood and Morrissey – will be exhibited in London in June.
The photographs, taken by The Douglas Brothers, were lost for over 20 years. Some have never been seen before. They will go on show for the first time this summer.
The Douglas Brothers – real-life siblings Stuart and Andrew – spent a decade photographing leading figures from the worlds of art, literature, film, music, sport and fashion.
The Douglas Brothers signature style is considered highly influential. Sabina Gaskot-Gill from the National Portrait Gallery described it as “work that shaped the course of photography for a decade.”
After the brothers left the UK to make films, their stills work sat gathering dust for two decades in a disused storage unit and came very close to being lost forever.
The Douglas Brothers distinctive image making extended beyond portraiture and into abstract, collage, still-life, reportage, nudes and fashion.
Photos spanning the entire spectrum of this remarkable body of work will go on show at Art Bermondsey Project Space in London on June 15th in a show entitled SEE/SAW.
Exhibition Listings Information
Exhibition runs 15-24th June 2017
Art Bermondsey Project Space
183-185 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3UW
Monday by appointment
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00hrs – 18:00hrs
Download the press release here.