Lewis Morley
5 July - 10 September 2006
Project gallery, Ground Level

50 Years of Photography: Lewis Morley


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The exhibition

One of the most significant photographic voices of the Sixties, Lewis Morley's work covers a range of the photography from portraiture, theatre, reportage to fashion.

This extensive exhibition showcases the 50 year span of Morley's career. There are many works never seen before along with his best-known photographs including the portrait of Christine Keeler, which is now one of the most iconic images of the 20th century. In addition there is a large selection of contact sheets and publications.

Morley established his reputation with reportage work for Tatler magazine in London. He took the first fashion shots of Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton.

After settling in Australia in 1971 his work appeared in Belle, Pol and Dolly.

Morley was an accomplished theatre photographer shooting productions with Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, John Hurt, Albert Finney, Maggie Smith and many others including satirical productions from Beyond the fringe to That was the week that was.

Trained as an artist and self taught as a photographer, Morley is in his 81st year and his photographic career continues most especially in reportage and with recent portraits of Tracey Emin and Beth Orton.


Supported by
Delta electricity The Sydney Morning Herald


All images © Lewis Morley

That was the week that was, W H Allen, London 1963. Photographs by Lewis Morley, book cover (closed) and pages, courtesy Harper Collins, UK
At the Cavern nightclub, Liverpool 1963
Garden at the Musée Rodin, Paris 1985
American sailors, Puerto Rico 1962
Sarah Lucas, artist, Berlin late 1990s
Christine Keeler 1963 (contact sheet)

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