Opening at Proud Chelsea on the 11th August, this new exhibition will feature photographs of some of the most iconic and influential faces from fashion, music, sport and film – created by photographers at the centre of Proud Galleries’ 20 year history. 

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Twiggy wearing a fur coat in a promotional shot for Ken Russell. 1970 (c) Justin de Villeneuve. 

Taking visitors through a century of popular culture, this exhibition will include rare images of people such as Twiggy, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie, by photographers whose style and vision vary in each image.

Running at the gallery from the 11th August to the 18th September, Image of an Icon will allow visitors to explore an extraordinary range of photography, capturing some of the best known and admired icons in the last century.

Highlights of the exhibition will include a a never-before-seen shot of The Beatles filming Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane by photographer Mike Champion, displayed alongside David Montgomery’s iconic shots of Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 Electric Ladyland studio album cover.

For anyone who is interested in seeing how popular culture has developed and changed over the years, then this unique display is an opportunity to do so through the eyes and lens of those who created some of the most classic photography.

Image of an Icon will run at the Proud Chelsea from the 11th August until the 18th September. For more information visit:


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