Bob Marley by Kim Gottlieb-Walker

Bob Marley by Kim Gottlieb-Walker

7th April – 15th May 2011
Proud Camden. The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, NW1 8AH
Opening times: Mon-Fri: 11am – 5.30pm. Sat: 11am – 5.30pm.
Main Gallery closes at 4pm. Sun: 11am – 5.30pm
T: 0207 482 3867. E: info@proud.co.uk

Proud Camden presents Bob Marley & the Golden Age of Reggae, an exhibition of photographs by celebrated photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker. This exhibition is a stunning visual record of the “golden age of reggae” to mark the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s death this May.

During 1975 and 1976, renowned underground photo-journalist Kim Gottlieb-Walker and her husband, Head of Publicity at Island Records Jeff Walker, documented what is now widely recognised as the Golden Age of reggae. Over two years of historic trips to Jamaica and exclusive meetings in Los Angeles, Kim took iconic photographs of the artists who would go on to define an era and captivate a generation.

Proud Galleries has worked with Kim Gottlieb-Walker to create an exhibition of candid and intimate photographs of the artists and producers who brought the reggae sound to the international stage, including Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Toots Hibbert, Burning Spear, Lee “Scratch” Perry and, of course, Bob Marley. This exhibition includes never-before-seen photographs and is a stunning photographic record of one of the most exciting moments in recent musical history, with a warmth and intimacy born out of the respect between Kim Gottlieb-Walker and the artist.

If you can’t make it to the exhibition (or even if you can), here’s a great book about it:-