From Bob Marley to Sid Vicious, Hackney to Jamaica, Dennis Morris captured images that close the divide.
Dennis Morris came of age documenting the changes that surrounded him. Born and bred in Dalston, Hackney, his observational lens on life later proved iconic when he captured the likes of Bob Marley and The Sex Pistols off-stage and in their prime.
Found and encouraged at a photography class put on at his local church by philanthropist and inventor of photographic equipment Donald Patterson, he was heavily influenced by war photographers like Robert Capa, Don McCullin and Eugene Smith as well Tim Page and Gordon Park – the first black photographer to work with Time and Life magazines.
His vast body of work – including Growing Up Black and Southhall: A Home from Home, which explores Asian identity in Britain – gives a rare documentation of the UK in flux during the 1970s, as new communities flourished and the youth embraced culture from all angles.
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DENNIS MORRIS / THE BOLLOCKS
Opening reception: August 9, 2014 | 8-11p
On view: August 9 – August 23, 2014
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Los Angeles, CA 90036