'POP': A Life in Music and Pictures

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21 Nov 2017

7.30pm to 9pm

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 7.30-9pm
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“This book is not only a slice of time but a slice of my life never to be forgotten, that has left its mark on me and in a small way on rock n’ roll history.” 
Brian Griffin

Brian Griffin in conversation with Terry Rawlings, moderated by Paul Lowe. ‘POP’ is a comprehensive exploration of the music photography of Brian Griffin shot for album covers, single sleeves, posters and press. The 350 pages of this new book are illustrated over 160 record covers from more than 100 bands and musicians including many which are previously unpublished – including Ian Dury, The Clash, Depeche Mode, Echo And The Bunnymen, Iggy Pop, Kate Bush, The Specials, Elvis Costello and many more. 

Griffin is recognised as one of the most eminent British photographers of the seventies and eighties and as part of the “British Photographers of the Thatcher Years” with Martin Parr, Paul Graham, Graham Smith, Jo Spence and Victor Burgin, with whom he has exhibited in many exhibitions.

In 1991, Griffin walked away from photography and began a career as a film-maker in advertising and the music industry. Throughout his career, over 20 monographs of Griffin’s work have been published, his work has been the subject of over 50 international solo exhibitions and is held in collections institutions including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Arts Council of Great Britain, London; the British Council, London; the National Portrait Gallery, London; the Museum Folkwang, Essen; the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; the Art Museum Reykjavik, Iceland; the Mast Foundation, Bologna; and the Museu da Imagem, Braga, Portugal.

In 2009, Brian Griffin became the patron of FORMAT Festival and in 2013 he received the ‘Centenary Medal’ from the Royal Photographic Society in recognition of a lifetime achievement 

[Image © Brian Griffin]
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