In Conversation: Laurie Lewis, Dame Darcey Bussell and Zelda Cheatle
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22 June 2018, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
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Photographer Laurie Lewis celebrates the launch of his new book Portraits, a personal record of his favourite sitters including Dame Darcey Bussell, who shares the stories that accompany their sittings. Moderated by photography expert Zelda Cheatle.
Laurie Lewis attended art schools at Walthamstow, The Royal College of Art, The University of California, UCLA, Motion Picture Division. He made documentary films in the USA covering the Chicago Democratic Convention riots and on Gun Control for Warren Beatty; in the UK a feature on the camera makers Gandolfi and concert films with Frank Zappa, The Rolling Stones and Ian Dury. As a photojournalist he has worked in disaster zones covering earthquakes in Kashmir, volcanic eruptions in Iceland and shot magazine features in Nicaragua, South Africa, Russia, China, Indonesia, the Himalayas, France and the USA. As arts correspondent, his work has appeared in The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent, Rolling Stone Magazine, Time and Life Magazines focussing on classical music, ballet, contemporary dance, rock’n’roll and jazz. His portraits made in the studio and more often on location appear in collections of the V&A, The National Portrait Gallery London and the Hôtel de Crillon Paris. Exhibitions of Laurie’s work have been held at The Royal Academy, The Photographers Gallery and at The Hankyu Gallery in Japan. www.laurielewis.co.uk