Gered Mankowitz is one of the most important photographers in the history of popular music. Born in London in 1946, he was introduced to photography by Peter Sellers. He worked as an apprentice of Tom Blau at Camera Press and worked for Alec Murray and Jeff Vickers before setting up his own studio in central London. He created enduring and defining images of Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithful and many other rock stars throughout five decades. Some of Gered’s images have become part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery. He works from his home in Cornwall and lectures at University College Falmouth.
Gered has created some of the most striking photos of Annie and Dave throughout their careers in both The Tourists and Eurythmics. A half photo of Annie Lennox is included on the cover of the book itself.
With forewords from Annie Lennox, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman, the book is published by Goodman and costs £30. You can purchase the hardback book from Amazon here for under £20
There is also an accompanying exhibition in Lo0ndon at Snap Galleries. Annie herself wrote “In case anyone happens to be in London over the next couple of months, you might want to visit the exhibition and check out his work directly.
It’s really quite an exceptional collection of musical photography. Gered was such fun to work with. You always felt that you were creating something special in his studio.
A very special exhibition of work by good friend of the gallery, Gered Mankowitz, coinciding with the release of his new book, 50 Years of Rock and Roll Photography, published by Goodman. Gered will at the gallery signing copies of his new book from 11 – 12.30 on Saturday 14 September, and would be delighted to meet you.
We are celebrating the fifty-year career of one of the UK’s most important photographers, Gered Mankowitz, in a new exhibition of key images from his archives. The exhibition, titled ‘Fifty Years of Rock and Roll Photography’, runs from 14 September 2013 to 2 November 2013. Gered will be at the gallery to sign copies of his new book, Fifty Years of Rock and Roll Photography, from 11.00am to 12.30pm on Saturday 14 September.