Reggae Rebels: Exhibition at the Hackney Museum

“Reggae Rebels” is an exhibition that opened at the Hackney Museum on September 23, 2010, running through January 8, 2011. The Hackney Museum is located at 1 Reading Lane in London (E8 1GQ).

Description: “This exciting exhibition explores the roots of reggae, its journey from Africa to Jamaica and its influence on identity, fashion and music styles. We bring it home to Hackney with memories of local clubs and blues parties. The main feature is a wealth of images of cutting edge reggae musicians from Jamaica, America and London taken from 1970 to 2004 by the influential photographer Dennis Morris.”

Dennis Morris started his career at an early age. He was 11 years old when one of his photographs was printed on the front page of the Daily Mirror. One day, he was waiting for Bob Marley to arrive for soundcheck at the Speak Easy Club on Margaret Street and the singer “quite taken with the young teenager who was waiting for him, invited Dennis to come along and take pictures on the remainder of the tour.” Morris’ photographs of Marley and The Wailers became famous the world over, appearing on the cover of Time Out and Melody Maker before Dennis had even turned 17.

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Morris continues to photograph leading musicians. He has held exhibitions in the UK, Japan and Canada, and his photographs have appeared in Rolling Stone, Time, People magazine, and the Sunday Times, among others. He is the author of Bob Marley: A Rebel Life.

For more information, see http://www.hackney.gov.uk/ and http://www.itzcaribbean.com/photographyexhibition.php

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