Never before seen photos of swinging sixties on display in Carnaby Street
Exhibition coincides with Michael Caine documentary
02 March, 2018 — By Tom Foot
NEVER before seen shots of the Swinging Sixties by famous photographers are going on display in Soho.
Photographs at the 3 Carnaby Street exhibition – My Generation – are to include the infamous 1963 portrait of Christine Keeler, taken by Lewis Morley, mass crowd Beatlemania shots and the first professional photograph taken of Twiggy.
There is an immersive experience designed to give a taste of the revolutionary spirit of the age.
Curated by Zelda Cheatle, photographs, prints and previously unseen archive footage will be on show for the first time. Ms Cheatle worked closely with photographers there at the height of the 1960s cultural revolution, including Terry O’Neill and Barry Lategan.
The display is to run in conjunction with a cinema release documentary, My Generation, about and produced by Michael Caine.
Contributors to the the film include Twiggy, Roger Daltrey and The Who, Marianne Faithfull, Vidal Sassoon, Jean Shrimpton, Lulu, Paul McCartney and The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bailey, Sandie Shaw and Mary Quant and Mr Caine.
Carnaby Street was considered an epicentre of revolutionary creativity at the time and was a go to point for the new, daring, colourful styles of the time.
It was home to pioneering fashion shops that dressed Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Small Faces and The Kinks.
My Generation is at 3 Carnarby Street, W1, March 8 to 21. Free entry.
For more information visit www.carnaby.co.uk