Richard Kelly: A Time and Place
1st June 2023 – 31st August 2023
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Richard Kelly, the celebrated music photographer and long-standing official photographer of the Arctic Monkeys, has been highlighting the best in British musical talent for over 25 years. He was the first to take a media shot of Florence and the Machine before the band were nominated for accolades such as the Mercury Music Prize and Grammys, as well as priding himself on scouting local Mancunian talent.
Richard Kelly: A Time and Place will showcase never before seen images of some of music’s most talked about talents including the late Amy Winehouse, John Cooper Clarke, Florence and The Machine as well as up-and-coming talent from around Manchester including Antony Szmierek and Akemi Fox.
When discussing the exhibition, Richard Kelly said: “The exhibition is called ‘A Time and Place’ as it’s a celebration not only of past iconic images of artists such as Amy Winehouse and Arctic Monkeys, but a celebration of new Manchester talent – featuring Akemi Fox and Antony Szmierek.
“Manchester is renowned for its abundance of musical talent and it’s exciting to be partnering with Kimpton Clocktower, a hotel which champions local talent and is a special place to enjoy music at the heart of the city in Refuge. It felt right to look to the future as well as celebrate the past with Mancunian icons such as Ian Brown, John Cooper Clarke, and George Melly.”