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Rock photo exhibition in Cardiff for 2015

Rock photo exhibition in Cardiff for 2015

National Museum

A new exhibition of images of famous rock artists from the 70s and 80s, by photographer Chalkie Davies will visit the National Museum Cardiff in a major exhibition next Summer.

"Chalkie Davies Photographer: The NME Years" will run from 3 May to 31 August 2015, and will featurephotographic portraits of some of the biggest names in pop and rock, including David Bowie, The Specials, Thin Lizzy, David Bowie and Debbie Harry.


Originally from the town of Sully near Cardiff, Chalkie Davies who now lives in New York joined the NME as Staff Photographer in 1975. He worked there until 1979, where he shot numerous covers and features, as well as touring with Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello and Thin Lizzy for whom he shot the sleeve of Live and Dangerous.


Always wanting to be a studio photographer, he gave up touring in 1980 and moved permanently into the studio, specializing in black and white portraiture. He shot dozens of record covers for many artists including The Specials, The Pretenders, The Who, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, David Gilmour and Robert Plant.


Entry to National Museum Cardiff is free, thanks to the support of the Welsh Government.


Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales operates seven museums across Wales National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans: National History Museum, National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon, Big Pit: National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, National Slate Museum, Llanberis and the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 

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