Terence Donovan Speed of Light
Terence Donovan: Speed of Light
15 Jul – 25 Sep 2016
French Elle, 2 September 1965 © Archives Elle/HFA
French Elle, 1 September 1966 'Du Nouveau sous le nouveau tunnel' Fashion by Cardin © Archives Elle/HFA
Terence Stamp, British Vogue, July 1967 © The Condé Nast Publications Ltd
From "Thermodynamic" fashion shoot for About Town, January, 1961 © Terence Donovan Archive
‘Dressed Overall’ Fashion Feature for Nova, March 1974 © Terence Donovan Archive
This is the first major retrospective of Terence Donovan (1936 - 1996) one of the foremost photographers of his generation.
Donovan rose to prominence in London as part of a post- war renaissance of the creative industries and came to represent a new force in fashion and, later, advertising and portrait photography. He operated at the heart of London’s swinging sixties, socialising with and incisively capturing the scene’s chief protagonists and actors. Gifted with an unerring eye for the iconic, Donovan was a master craftsman commanding both the technical and compositional to redefine studio photography.
The exhibition comprises a compelling mix of classic and well-known vintage prints as well as previously unpublished material and a selection of his video works. Rare samples of ephemera including magazine spreads, contact sheets and the photographer’s treasured cameras will also be on display. In addition, Donovan’s studio notes, previously unseen sketches and diaries will offer audiences privileged access to his creative process.
Ricoh imagine.change. Studio
This a dedicated space for audiences to explore some of the techniques and styles employed by Donovan and use them as a springboard for creating their own images.
Studio staffed activity:
Sat 16 & Sun 17 July
Fri 29, Sat 30 & Sun 31 July
Fri 12, Sat 13 & Sun 14 August
Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 August
Fri 9, Sat 10, Sun 11 September
ADMISSION TO EXHIBITIONS
Free entry before 12.00 daily
Exhibition Day Pass £3 (£2.50 Concession)
Advance Booking Online £2.50 (£2.00 Concession)
Full list of concessions & exemptions
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