After nearly three years of painstakingly archiving the surviving images by his son Chris, Duffy displayed his photographs for the first time at the Chris Beetles gallery in October 2010. The exhibition contained 60 virtually unseen portraits, fashion photographs, and personal pictures by the man who, along with his two friends, helped revolutionise the photography business. It is an extraordinary body of work that powerfully documents the vibrancy of London in the ‘Swinging 60s’.
Chris has worked tirelessly over the last few years in reviving Duffy’s work and helping in creating the new. Now a whole new audience can see the work and new generations of photographers can be influenced by Duffy’s style. Thank you Chris.
Duffy’s recent revival was the subject of a feature-length BBC documentary by Crackit Productions. He had previously appeared in the 2002 documentary ‘Fame, Fashion and Photography: The Real Blow Up’.
As well as the exhibition at the Chris Beetles Gallery, Duffy has two images in The National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition ‘Beatles to Bowie: the 60’s exposed’.
View the 60 minute documentary of Brian Duffy “The Man Who Shot the 60’s”
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