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BAILEY, David

PORTRAIT-BAILEYBorn in East London in 1938.

Lives and works in London.



Widely acknowledged as one of the founding fathers of contemporary photography, Bailey has shot some of the most iconic portraits of the last five decades.

He has continued to document leading figures of the cultural zeitgeist, including the Rolling Stones, Damien Hisrt, Man Ray and Kate Moss. Discarding the rigid rules of a previous generation of portrait and fashion photographers, he channelled the energy of London’s newly informal street culture into his work. Whether creating fashion portraits, editorial work for magazines, shooting in London, New York or Papua New Guinea, Bailey produces images of people that cut to the quick.

Although best known for his portraiture, his interests are varied, extending beyond photography to commercials, film, painting and sculpture.



David Bailey will present his work at the Rencontres d’Arles 2014, in the Eglise Sainte-Anne.

Self-portrait of David Bailey.