Recovered historical portraits of leading British cultural figures – including Dame Judi Dench, Daniel-Day Lewis, Damon Albarn, Kenneth Branagh, Ronnie Wood and Morrissey – will be exhibited in London from 15-24 June.
The photographs, taken by The Douglas Brothers, were lost for over 20 years. Some have never been seen before. They will go on show for the first time this summer.
The Douglas Brothers – real-life siblings Stuart and Andrew – spent a decade photograph leading figures from the worlds of art, literature, film, music, sport and fashion.
The Douglas Brothers signature style is considered highly influential. Sabina Gaskot-Gill from the National Portrait Gallery described it as “work that shaped the course of photography for a decade.”
After the brothers left the UK to make films, their stills work sat gathering dust for two decades in a disused storage unit and came very close to being lost forever.
The Douglas Brothers distinctive image making extended beyond portraiture and into abstract, collage, still-life, reportage, nudes and fashion.
Photos spanning the entire spectrum of this remarkable body of work will go on show at Art Bermondsey Project Space in London on June 15th in a show entitled SEE/SAW.