London Rock: The Unseen Archive by Alec Byrne

8 Dec 2017 – 28 Jan 2018

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Monday - Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm

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Strand Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Charring Cross Station, Embankment Station
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Proud Galleries presents ‘London Rock: The Unseen Archive by Alec Byrne’, an exhibition of previously unseen pictures from the photographer’s rediscovered archive, surviving earthquake, fire and flood.


Byrne’s career began at the age of 17 when he was put under contract to capture live acts for the NME. He was interested in photographing the emerging stars of British music during an unrivalled period of musical history, describing his schedule as, “The Who on Thursday, The Rolling Stones on Saturday, Led Zeppelin on Monday — just incredible’. From Mick Jagger’s explosive live performances to tender portraits of a young David Bowie, Byrne worked with a wide range of musicians, revealing their distinctive characteristics in each shot.

This exclusive photographic exhibition on display at Proud Central will be accompanied by Alec Byrne’s comprehensive book ‘London Rock: The Unseen Archive’, distributed by Ebury Publishing.

For further information please visit our website: https://www.proudonline.co.uk/exhibitions

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