Vagabonds of the Western World - Proud Camden
PROUD Camden is presenting Vagabonds of the Western World, a photographic retrospective of Irish rock band Thin Lizzy from renowned photographer Denis O’Regan – from October 4 to November 25, 2012.
Documenting the tumultuous evolution of one of the greatest rock bands of the 20th century, this collection follows enigmatic front man, Phil Lynott, drummer Brian Downey and guitarist Scott Gorham, along with a collection of ever-changing members throughout the late 70s and early 80s; revealing the originality, complexity and experimental nature of this groundbreaking band.
These intimate photographs – a direct result of O’Regan’s close friendship with Phil Lynott – offer a raw insight into the world of Thin Lizzy.
Meanwhile, Proud Chelsea is presenting Bob Willoughby: The Silver Age of Hollywood, an exquisite homage to the man widely credited with inventing the photojournalistic motion picture still – from November 8, 2012 to January 12, 2013.
The exhibition boasts photographs from the sets of feature films such as The Graduate, Rebel Without A Cause, My Fair Lady, Ocean’s Eleven and Rosemary’s Baby, and offers an opportunity to see Hollywood stars in and out of character; in moments of high drama and at their most relaxed.
Further images include directors immersed in the moment, actors surrounded by dramatic whirls of smoke, and starlets lounging in costume. All of which make this a truly beautiful retrospective of Willoughby’s career behind the scenes of the silver screen.
Next year – from January 17 to January 31, 2013 – The Strand Gallery is hosting The Terry O’Neill Award.
Running since 2007, and consistently advancing over the past few years, these have become one of the UK’s most contested photographic Awards. Their aim is to find and promote new talent, thereby creating a platform for upcoming photographers.
The Terry O’Neill Award is unique, as it is based around the series or the narrative and the categories are open, so photographers can enter fine art, photo-journalism, still-life, portratiture, landscape, wildlife, fashion. The judges are looking for the strongest series of work and for the strongest narrative.
There is a 1st Prize of £3000, a 2nd Prize of £1000 and a 3rd Prize of £50.
For more information on how to enter yourself into the prestigious competition, visit proudnewsletter.co.uk/.