It's only rock 'n' roll, but we like it!

Story by Jack Foley

Rockarchive.com will be exhibiting many of the greatest moments in rock history by some of the world's greatest rock photographers at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, from May 3 to 11, 2002.

The event will also feature Jill Furmanovsky's classic Edition 30/30/30, fresh from her groundbreaking Oasis exhibition of 1997.

Edition 100 digital art prints will be shown in all their glory and will provide rock fans with the mouthwatering opportunity to see and collect images of unseen moments in the history of rock 'n' roll, with images including Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Oasis, Police, Blondie, Blur and Madonna (pictured).

Rockarchive is a growing collective of some of the world's leading rock photographers and the current list of international contributors include the aforementioned Furmanovsky, Gered Mankowitz, Storm Thorgerson, Barrie Wentzell, Ian Dickson, Kate Simon (USA), Lawrence Impey, Matt Anker, Fernando Aceves (Mexico) and Mick Rock.

After its dates at Chalk Farm, the exhibition will be touring the British isles in the summer and autumn, starting with the Michael Tippet Art Centre, Bath Spa University in July and August before moving on to the Edinburgh Festival, Liverpool and Dublin in 2003.

Further details are available from www.rockarchive.com or www.epson.co.uk or www.photoexpert.co.uk.

Opening hours: noon - 7.30pm; Admission free.

Discover the Rockarchive Gallery...

Based at 110 Islington High Street, London, N1 8EG, the Rockarchive Gallery is 'truly an Aladdin's cave where you can find perfect gifts for rock fans', with prices starting from as little as £50.

The gallery is situated near Camden Passage (nearest Tube: Angel) and is open Wednesday to Saturday, from 11am to 6pm and during the week by appointment. This is a chance for fans and collectors to see the Edition 30/30/30 in its entirety, find rare prints and one-off inkjet samples, and buy posters, books and postcards.

Contributers to the Rockarchive Gallery include Storm Thorgerson, Gered Mankowitz, Jill Furmanovsky, Fernando Aceves, Matt Anker, Robert Whittaker, and others to be announced.

For further information, telephone 020 7704 0598.

More about...

Jill Furmanovsky...
Brought up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Jill Furmanovsky (pictured right) moved with her parents and brother Michael, to London in 1965 in time to join in with Beatlemania. She became one of the 'Apple scruff' teenagers that hung around outside Abbey Road hoping to catch sight of the Beatles. Her first rock shot was of Paul McCartney standing outside his house with two of her school friends, taken on a Kodak Instamatic.

Following a foundation course at Harrow School of Art, Jill studied textile and graphic design at the Central School of Art and Design. After only two weeks training in photography, she had a lucky break when she was offered (and gleefully accepted) the unpaid job of official photographer at London’s premier rock venue, The Rainbow Theatre in 1972.

Artists photographed in her 30-year career include many of the biggest names in rock music: Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Blondie, The Police, Led Zeppelin, The Pretenders, Bob Dylan and Oasis. She has also made videos for Oasis and The Pretenders.
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Jill Furmanovsky on sale...
The Moment – 25 Years of Rock Photography, click here...
Oasis: Was There Then, click here...
Bobquest - three years in the shadow of Bob Dylan (yet to be released).

And still more about...

Gered Mankowitz...
In 1965 Gered Mankowitz became the unofficial official photographer to the Rolling Stones following them to America on their record breaking 1965 tour.

Gered Mankowitz not only remembers the 60's, he was definitely there creating some of the most memorable images of a new era of musicians who became the most influential voices of an entire generation: Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithful ...

His images are not just mementos for the hard core fans but fascinating portraits of the Rock Icons and are invaluable social documents of an era. Click here for some examples of his work.

To view the work of...
Lawrence Impey,
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Fernando Aceves, click here...
Mick Rock, click here...