In Conversation: The Unseen Amy Winehouse
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7 December 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
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Photographers Ram Shergill and Charles Moriarty talk to writer and music journalist Sylvia Patterson about their experiences of photographing the late Amy Winehouse.
Ram Shergill is an internationally acclaimed British fashion photographer and has worked with Amy Winehouse, Eddie Redmayne, Dame Judi Dench, Naomi Campbell and many more. His work has been shown in exhibitions worldwide including here at the National Portrait Gallery, Sotheby’s, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Somerset House and the Whitechapel Gallery. Shergill is a regular contributor to international editions of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, and has had a book published by Thames & Hudson. He also publishes his own biannual magazine, The Protagonist Magazine that features art, fashion and the best of stage and screen in an eclectic mix.
Originally from Dublin, Charles Moriarty is a London-based photographer. He has worked with numerous artists and brands including Amy Winehouse, Damon Albarn, VICE Magazine, the Tate and Diesel. His book, Back to Amy, features previously unseen images of his friend Amy Winehouse, taken in a relaxed photoshoot just before the release of her debut album.
Sylvia Patterson was born in the ‘Fair City’ of Perth, Scotland. She became a music journalist aged 20, working for Smash Hits magazine in its million-selling, late ‘80s heyday and went on to freelance for NME, Q, Glamour, the Face, the Word, the Guardian Guide, the Sunday Herald and the Sunday Times. Her 2016 memoir I’m Not With The Band (Sphere) was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award, the NME Awards Book Of The Year and the Penderyn Music Prize, winning BBC Radio 1 Annie Nightingale’s Book Of The Year. She’s appeared on Woman’s Hour, Scotland Tonight, Radio 5 Live, BBC 6Music, Channel 4, ITV and across the nation’s festivals from Edinburgh to Wigtown, Port Eliot, Laugharne, Hull, Sea Change and Latitude. She’s currently a Contributing Editor to Q magazine.