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Rudolf Nureyev and Darcey Bussell feature in exhibition as photographer snaps back at cancer

Dance-themed images at Regent Street Cinema show aim to raise £20,000 for Prostate Cancer UK charity

02 November, 2018 — By Tom Foot

Magali at the Seaside, by photographer Richard Dunkley, has a reserve price of £600

AN award-winning photographer who was diagnosed with prostate cancer has curated a dance-themed exhibition at the Regent Street Cinema.

Richard Dunkley, who lives in Maida Vale, has chosen 20 iconic and collectable images of dancers including Carlos Acosta, Darcey Bussell and Rudolf Nureyev, taken by world famous photographers such as Ernst Haas, Clare Park and Rick Guest.

He formed Photographers v Prostate Cancer and hopes to raise £20,000 for the Prostate Cancer UK charity.

He said: “As there are a lot of male photographers out there. I believe that the photography industry is another way that we can help spread the message about prostate cancer to men and help save lives.”

The event also features the first screening of Mr Dunkley’s new film, Spanish Dancer, London Life which follows dancer and ­choreo­grapher Maria Vega over three years as she moves to London to start a flamenco and contemporary dance company.

Richard Dunkley, who has worked for Vogue in five countries as a fashion photographer

Mr Dunkley was diagnosed with prostate cancer – a disease that kills more men than breast cancer kills women each year – in 2013.

He said: “My prostate cancer diagnosis came as a complete shock to me. I have no family history of the disease and have always looked after my health.

“Undergoing treatment for prostate cancer was a very difficult time for me and I don’t want any man to have to face what I went through, which is why I have decided to host this event and help raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

“I would advise any men if they have any concerns about prostate cancer to speak to their GP.”

James Beeby, director of fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “For the first time, the number of men dying from prostate cancer every year has overtaken the number of women dying from breast cancer, making prostate cancer the third biggest cancer killer in the UK.

“Money raised from this event will help us push for real change, from more effective testing to better treatments for men like Richard.”

The exciting images, showcased as part of this great evening of film, music and dance, are also available to preview and bid for online at: https://givergy.uk/prostatecanceruk/?controller=lots&category=All%20 Lots

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