‘Eve Gallery is delighted to announce our inaugural show. For two weeks only from Friday 23 October we present a special selling exhibition of a great British photographer, Roger Bamber – twice winner of British Photographer of the Year and twice winner of News Photographer of the Year.’
• Roger Bamber: an original mind runs at the Eve Gallery House of Jaques. 1 Fircroft way, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6EL. 45 minutes direct train from central London, until Friday 6 November.
• View the opening evening photos
• Roger Bamber landed his first Fleet Street job on the day he arrived in London with his student portfolio in 1965. In those days the Daily Mail was a broadsheet and they signed him up to cover news and features. He was 20 years old.
Four years later in 1969 he was poached to join the launch team of Rupert Murdoch’s new idea – the tabloid Sun newspaper. He stayed for 19 years, covering war, rock and pop, hard news and features all over the world.
In 1988 he left to go freelance and worked for The Independent, The Observer and a host of magazines. But most importantly he became a regular contributor to The Guardian, which showcased his work so often that he was awarded an honorary Master of Arts degree from the University of Brighton “for his distinguished photo-journalism”. His work has brought him a clutch of accolades, including twice Photographer of the Year (once for a Sun portfolio and once for a set of Guardian pictures).
The unifying element in all his work is his distinctive graphic style, wry humour and boundless originality, punchy pictures which make people look twice.
View and license Bamber at Topfoto