Swinging Sixties London: Photography in the Capital of Cool
The Archive is delighted to be working closely with the curators at Foam in Amsterdam on their major summer exhibition ‘Swinging Sixties London: Photography in the Capital of Cool’.
The exhibition looks at the decade of rapid transformation as London shook off the austerity of the post-war period and became the centre of youth culture, and a hub of musical, sartorial and artistic expression. At the forefront of the swinging sixties movement – both in terms of inculcating and documenting it - were British photographers Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy.
The exhibition features more than forty images by Terence Donovan, including some of his most iconic pictures and many rare shots, unseen since they were first taken more than four decades ago. Terence’s photograph of a vogue-ishly sullen Twiggy standing in front of a Union Jack (an unpublished frame from a fashion shoot for an August 1966 issue of Woman’s Own) was selected as the lead image for the exhibition.
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