- © Brian Duffy/Duffy Archive, Guinness Factory, Dublin 1962
- © Brian Duffy/Duffy Archive, White Coat, for French Elle, South of France, 1975
- © Terry O’Neill/Iconic Images, Twiggy, Knightsbridge, London, 1964
- © John Swannell, Barbara 9, for British Vogue, 1970
- © Terence Donovan/ Terence Donovan Archive, Josephine Florent for Boulevard magazine, Grosvenor Hill Car Park, London, 1978
On 1 March 2019 the new and shiny Leica Gallery London is opening its doors in Duke Street with a group exhibition of illustrious British photographers, who have had a defining influence on fashion photography– Terence Donovan, Brian Duffy, Terry O’Neill and John Swannell.
The photographers presented in True Glamour/True Grit changed the look of magazine and newspaper covers forever, giving them an element of fearlessness. Some of them, such as Brian Duffy and Terence Donovan, became successful later on in advertising. Together, these photographers make up an important group of artists who have joined the annals of British history – opening up the way to what were probably the most creative decades in fashion photography, and producing pictures that have lost none of their appeal even today. The exhibition runs through 26 April 2019.
The Leica Gallery on Duke Street, is putting its emphasis on the presentation and sales of works by new talent, as well as timeless icons of Leica photography. In this manner, it is taking over an important function. The next exhibition is already planned: during Photo London in May, rare works and vintage prints from the sixties by Leica legend Ralph Gibson, who turned 80 this year, will be on display and available for purchase.
For more information please go to its website.