Bob Dylan by Jerry Schatzberg is a new photo exhibition opening at the Proud Central gallery in November. Schatzberg says of Dylan, The collection will be premiering exclusively at Proud Central in London and will be the only opportunity to view this selection of images. “As a photographic subject, Dylan was the best. You just point the camera at him and things happen.” The Bob Dylan by Jerry Schatzberg exhibition runs from 21st November 2008 to 25th January 2009 and entry is free.
Proud Galleries Press Release
PROUD GALLERIES presents: Thin Wild Mercury: Photographs of Bob Dylan by Jerry Schatzberg
Launch night: 20th November 2008
Exhibition runs from: 21st November 2008 to 25th January 2009
Proud Central presents Bob Dylan by Jerry Schatzberg, a revealing portrait of one of the greatest icons in popular culture – shot through the lens of his close friend, acclaimed photographer and film director Jerry Schatzberg. Renowned for his iconic images including the Blonde on Blonde album cover, Schatzberg’s exciting and personal archive sheds light on Dylan at his most enigmatic – and explores the special friendship between the two luminaries of their fields.
Schatzberg says of Dylan, “As a photographic subject, Dylan was the best. You just point the camera at him and things happen.”
The collection will be premiering exclusively at Proud Central – and will be the only opportunity to view this selection of images.
In more than 40 years of photography and cinema, Schatzberg has achieved great acclaim. This, his first UK Dylan show, will celebrate the enormous talent of both the photographer and his subject.
PROUD GALLERIES ? Proud Galleries Group was launched in autumn 1998 by Alex Proud to bring affordable high quality photography to a mainstream market. Based upon a formula of exhibiting accessible shows around popular themes such as music, fashion, film and sport, Proud Galleries instantly took the photography industry by storm. A series of landmark shows including ‘Destroy: The Sex Pistols’, ‘Rankin’s Nudes’, ‘The Rock n Roll Years’, ‘Underexposed’, ‘Rebel Life: Bob Marley’, ‘The Official Bob Dylan Show’ and ‘The Libertines’ attracted blanket media coverage and full?house, star?studded opening nights. With up to 10,000 paying customers per show, the galleries soon became the most popular private photographic gallery in Europe. Proud Camden went on to house the At Proud Bar & Live Music Venue, coined ‘ London’s best kept secret’ (Time Out Magazine) and hosted live performances by sought?after bands like Dirty Pretty Things, Supergrass, Graham Coxon, Amy Winehouse and secret gigs by Liam Gallagher, official fashion shows for London fashion Weeks and VIP parties for Paramount Pictures, Sony, the MOBO awards and more.
JERRY SCHATZBERG ? From creator of poetic images to compelling storyteller, Jerry Schatzberg has, over the past three decades, excelled in both the realms of photography and filmmaking. Published in Vogue, McCall’s, Esquire, Glamour, and Life in the 1960’s. Schatzberg captured intimate portraits of the generation’s most notable artists, celebrities and thinkers (from Bob Dylan to Robert Rauschenberg), and he pushed on in the 1970s to the medium of film and participated in the renaissance of American cinema, directing films such as: Puzzle of a Downfall Child, The Panic in Needle Park, Scarecrow and Reunion. His films mark a significant time in the history of film when the importance of solid and introspective narrative proved paramount. There are currently two books in production chronicling Jerry Schatzberg’s life and work.