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We Can Be Heroes Exhibition ended over 1 year ago

Lomography Gallery Store Soho will be hosting an exhibition of striking photographs by Graham Smith. Whilst studying art at Camberwell, Graham documented the Punk scene in the 70's and later on in the mid 80's became involved with the new-romantic's. This is a collection of beautiful B&W snapshots of this pioneering and influential era with musicians including Iggy Pop, Spandau Ballet and Siouxsie Sioux making an appearance. Come to our Private View this Thursday!

Photo: Graham Smith

WHAT We Can Be Heroes

WHERE Lomography Gallery Store Soho

WHEN Private View Thursday 10th Jan 5-7pm

Photo: Graham Smith

You all all invited to the Private View of the We Can Be Heroes Exhibition. Graham Smith was never a professionally trained photographer but managed to be in the heart of London during the most culturally exciting and challenging time. Armed with an Olympus OM1 he documented the rise of the Punk generation.

“It was a time before Macs, Mobiles, Facebook and Tweets. Initially
there were not even any style magazines. Thus it was a period that had
mystic as it was totally underground and the only way to find out
about it was word of mouth. To make things happen you had to be
creative and this creativity became infectious with people not only
running their own clubs for like minded souls but making their own
fashion and music to go with it. The scene was a springboard for a
gang of pop stars, designers, journalists, artists who would influence
a generation.”

Graham Smith

Photo: Graham Smith

There is a book available to purchase at the store, published by Unbound

PUNKS, POSEURS, PEACOCKS AND PEOPLE OF A PARTICULAR PERSUASION
LONDON CLUBLAND 1976 -84
BY GRAHAM SMITH

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Tel. 02074341466
sohostore@lomography.com

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written by hannah_brown

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