The official launch on 28th February 2019 will be a celebration of British photography at its most chic; ‘True Glamour/True Grit’ promises to open the gallery in style and will showcase sparkling fashion images shot between the 1960’s and 1980’s by legendary Brits Terence Donovan, Brian Duffy, Terry O’Neill and John Swannell. Arriving at their illustrious photography careers via very different avenues but mutually humble beginnings, their works now feature in both prominent international public and private collections. Each of these photographers created their own recognisable visual language which was transformative in terms of magazine and broadsheet covers. They broke creative ground during the most ground-breaking of times, producing cutting-edge imagery which still looks contemporary today.
Leica has long been associated with iconic photographs that have shaped and changed the way we see the world. Most photographs, for example. from the 1920’s onwards were captured with the Leica (‘Leitz-Camera’) providing an impressive documentation of contemporary events. Leica Gallery London – the first incarnation of a space of this kind in the UK – is core to continuing the brand’s legacy in this field and is set to exhibit and offer work for sale by the world’s photography greats as well as fresher names to the global photography scene.