Gallery 270 Grand Opening - It Was Fifty Years Ago Today... by Terry O'Neil

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Gallery 270 in Englewood welcomes you to our opening on February 21st from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. of Terry O'Neil's "It Was Fifty Years Ago Today...".

The Beatles - Terry O'Neill

(Terry's) informal photojournalistic style is disarming and endearing and his subjects read like a who's who of the last 50 plus years of culture.

Gallery 270, northern NJ's only exclusive fine art photography gallery, proudly presents an exhibit featuring the iconic photographs of Terry O’Neill, "It Was Fifty Years Ago Today...". The exhibit celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the British Invasion by presenting early photographs of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones "before they were famous", along with a choice selection of work from Terry O'Neill's unprecedented 53 year career of photographing the giants of celebrity and culture. The public is invited to meet with the artist on Friday, February 21st from 7-9 p.m. at 10 North Dean Street, Englewood NJ, 07631. 201-871-4113. RSVP at Eventbrite.

Terry's informal photojournalistic style is disarming and endearing and his subjects read like a who's who of the last 50 plus years of culture: Elton John, The Who, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Bono, Springsteen, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Bridgette Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Mandela, Churchill, and the Royal Family. His epic catalogue of over 2 million images has appeared on countless covers of Life, Rolling Stone and Vogue, as well as in fashion shoots, on film posters, and on album covers. Having complete access to Frank Sinatra over the course of 30 years, his photos are the definitive archive of the man and the subject of one of his seven books. All which will be available at the gallery.

"It was 50 Years Ago today..." returns to the beginnings of his legendary career in marking the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles landing for their first American appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, which signaled the start of the British Invasion. When he first photographed The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in the early Sixties, Terry was actually more famous than the "emerging" bands. These iconic first photos have endure because they depict a trust and intimacy between the subject and photographer. The relaxed, natural feeling that the artist elicits from his subjects is among his greatest gifts, and is a universe apart from today’s celebrity photography extremes of cold studio perfection or paparazzi snapshots. Spending more time with Terry O’Neill’s photography invokes a sense of a creative collaboration taking place between the photographer and his subject. Yet another explanation for the power of these images to hold our imagination and be among the most celebrated photographs of their kind.

For additional information and images, please contact:

Tom Gramegna
Director, Gallery 270
10 North Dean Street
Englewood, NJ 07631

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Tom Gramegna
Gallery 270 at Bergen County Camera
since: 04/2009
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