David Bowie exhibition to feature unpublished photographs

The 1967 shots will be shown at London's Snap Galleries

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A new David Bowie exhibition featuring previously unpublished photographs of the late star is set to open next month in London.

Bowie By Gerald Fearnley takes place at Snap Galleries from August 16th to September 24th, and will feature photos from two sessions in 1967.

Much of the exhibition features a face-painted Bowie at photographer Fearnley’s Bryanston Street studio, engaging in mime and yoga poses, and more. Fearnley also took the cover photo of Bowie’s 1967 debut album, and a colour outtake from the shoot is also available to view here for the first time.


Fearnley came into contact with Bowie through his brother Derek ‘Dek’ Fearnley, who was bassist in Bowie’s backing band in 1966 and ’67, The Buzz.

“It is every gallery owner’s dream,” explains Snap’s Guy White, “launching a collection of previously unseen photographs of a major artist like David Bowie. Sadly such events are rare, because by now, pretty much everything worth seeing has been seen. Not in this case though – Gerald Fearnley created a technically accomplished and intimate set of black and white photographs of David Bowie. To uncover and exhibit these images for the first time, fifty years after they were first taken is pretty special.”

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