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Updated – Go See: Ken Russell prints via Topfoto for Burberry

First published 6 September – Updated: 19 September: Fashion house Burberry are to show 9 prints from photo library TopFoto’s exclusive Ken Russell content at their ‘Here We Are’ exhibition – scroll down show for details

The show preview took place on Sunday 17 September in London – Flora from Topfoto attended and sent us these photos:

Elise Russell at the opening of the Burberry exhibition with TopFoto’s picture In Your Dreams, taken by Ken Russell


L2R: Flora Nedelcu of TopFoto, Christopher Bailey of Burberry, Elise Russell

Flora Nedelcu of TopFoto told PAN: “The shows and exhibition are gloriously creative and theatrical, very Ken! It was an honour to take Elise Russell, Ken’s wife, and teddy boy Ted Burton who, then a teenager, can be seen lurking in the background of Ken Russell’s 1955 photograph of teddy girl Jean Rayner In Your Dreams.  This is an iconic photograph of such importance that curator Lucy Kumara Moore and novelist Michael Bracewell will take it as the subject of their “in conversation” on Tuesday 26 September at The Old Sessions House”.

Christopher Bailey of Burberry told PAN: “When we started thinking about curating Here We Are, I knew I wanted it to celebrate a certain strand of British photography that I have always loved – one which documents the many and varied tribes and clans and classes that make up this island of ours.  It has been an extraordinary privilege to gather together this collection of photographs that have influenced me so much over the years”.



In the show: In Your Dreams © Ken Russell/Topfoto, January 1955
Best selling image, from a series: “The Last of the Teddy Girls” Then 14 year old Jean Rayner in the exploratory stage of Teddyism. Ted Burton is the boy behind her head, left of centre, identified by him in January 2017 (and TopFoto presented him with a print – Jean Rayner died some time previously).

Fashion house Burberry are to show 9 prints from photo library TopFoto’s exclusive Ken Russell content.

‘Here We Are’ will feature over 200 works by over 30 photographers including Alasdair McLellan, Andy Sewell, Armet Francis, Bill Brandt, Brian Griffin, Charlie Phillips, Chris Steele-Perkins, Colin Jones (also represented by TopFoto), Colin O’Brien, Dafydd Jones, Daniel Meadows, Homer Sykes, Ian Berry, Ian Macdonald, Ian Tyas, Jane Bown (also represented by TopFoto), Janette Beckman, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Jo Spence, Karen Knorr, Ken Russell (exclusive to TopFoto), Mark Power, Martin Parr, Olivier Richon, Peter Marlow, Roger Mayne, Shirley Baker, Stuart Franklin, Tessa Traeger, Tom Wood and Tony Ray-Jones.
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Curated by no less than Christopher Bailey (President and Chief Creative Officer, Burberry), Lucy Kumara Moore (writer, curator and Director of Claire de Rouen) and co-curated by Alasdair McLellan.  Make sure you see this amazing exhibition, it launches the Burberry Autumn collection and then stays open for 2 weeks for the public (free entry) 18 September – 1 October 2017 and is a must-see for photography lovers.

 Exhibition details ‘Here We Are’

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