PREVIEW: Terence Spencer: A Lasting Impression, Proud Camden

Arriving from the 1st June, Proud Camden will present an exhibition looking at the work of Terence Spencer, concentrating on the Swinging Sixties and showcasing some of the iconic stars of the decade. 

The Beatles

The Beatles, 1964. (c)Terence Spencer/Camera Press. 

 

Born in 1918, Terence Spencer before becoming a photographer served in the  R.A.F. flying Spitfires and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross and Croix de Guerre. After the war, he began his photographic career working on American photojournalism Magazine, LIFE, documenting world events and crises in areas of conflict across the globe.

This new exhibition of his work reveals the way in which he moved from scenes of violence and war to photographing cultural idols, including The Beatles with whom he toured with for six months.

From the 1960’s onwards, Spencer used his experience to capture document the fashions, youth culture, ground-breaking music and elated dreams of the generation, capturing the faces of real people, models, actors, designers, writers, and sportsmen alike.

The display will celebrate Terence Spencer’s extensive archive which embodies the liberalised popular culture of the ‘60s and offers a nostalgic snapshot of a dynamic period of social change and musical revolution.

Terence Spencer: A Lasting Impression will be on display at Proud Camden from the 1st June until the 20th August. For more information visit: https://www.proudonline.co.uk/exhibitions