Our summer show is a celebration of the guitar genius that was Jimi Hendrix, featuring photographs by the legendary British music photographer, Gered Mankowitz.
Iconic Jimi showcases photographs taken in early 1967 when Gered worked with Jimi Hendrix and The Experience during two sessions at his Mason’s Yard studio in Mayfair. These sessions produced images of Jimi that would go on to become some of the most iconic and widely known portraits of the great musician.
Gered Mankowitz was born in London in 1946, the first son of the author and screenwriter Wolf Mankowitz and the psychotherapist Ann Mankowitz. He left school aged 15 without any formal qualifications and was offered an apprenticeship by photographer Tom Blau at his famous photo agency Camera Press Ltd in London.
Gered, together with Jeff Vickers, established his first studio in Mason’s Yard in 1963, in the very heart of Sixties swinging London.
In 1964 he met and photographed Marianne Faithfull, who was managed by the brilliant Andrew Loog Oldham, also manager of the Rolling Stones. Gered started working with the Rolling Stones in 1965; he toured America with them and produced several album covers for the band. He continued working with them until 1967, by which time Gered was established as one of London’s leading rock photographers.
The Charles Hay Cameron gallery will feature complementary artworks, album covers and a sculpture by contemporary British sculptor Guy Portelli.
The exhibition is in partnership with Iconic Images and Snap galleries.