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Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae

Bob Marley

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION featuring the photographs of Kim Gottlieb-Walker and entitled Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae will be on display at Proud Camden from April 7 to May 15, 2011.

As the title suggests, the exhibition is a stunning visual record of the “golden age of reggae” and marks the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s death this May.

During 1975 and 1976, renowned underground photo-journalist Kim Gottlieb-Walker and her husband, Head of Publicity at Island Records Jeff Walker, documented what is now widely recognised as the Golden Age of reggae.

Over two years of historic trips to Jamaica and exclusive meetings in Los Angeles, Kim took iconic photographs of the artists who would go on to define an era and captivate a generation.

Proud Galleries has worked with Kim Gottlieb-Walker to create an exhibition of candid and intimate photographs of the artists and producers who brought the reggae sound to the international stage, including Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Toots Hibbert, Burning Spear, Lee “Scratch” Perry and, of course, Bob Marley.

This exhibition includes never-before-seen photographs and is a stunning photographic record of one of the most exciting moments in recent musical history, with a warmth and intimacy born out of the respect between Kim Gottlieb-Walker and the artist.

Proud Camden, The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, NW1 8AH

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