Underground nightclub, located on Cable Street, East London. London, England, Great Britain. 1964. by Ian Berry.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Ian Berry
In a sealed protective envelope
*Please note that the glossiness of the envelope might have caused some glare in the pictures
Statement from Ian Berry on the back of print Underground nightclub, located on Cable Street, East London. London, England, Great Britain. 1964.
“Bob Dylan chose this image for the cover of his new album Rough and Rowdy Ways. I was delighted.
The photograph was taken during a shoot for The Observer Magazine in a nightclub in London which was patronised mainly by West Indians. The light was poor, coming mainly from the jukebox, but I liked the shapes made by the dancer and the guy leaning over to choose a record.”
So, Ian Berry was born in Lancashire, England. He made his reputation in South Africa, where he worked for the Daily Mail and later for Drum magazine. He was the only photographer to document the massacre at Sharpeville in 1960, and his photographs were used in the trial to prove the victims’ innocence.
After that, Henri Cartier-Bresson invited Ian Berry to join Magnum in 1962 when he was based in Paris. Berry moved to London in 1964 to become the first contract photographer for the Observer Magazine. Since then assignments have taken him around the world: he has documented Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia; conflicts in Israel, Ireland, Vietnam and the Congo; famine in Ethiopia; apartheid in South Africa.
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