Musicians on display at The Newsroom

Photographs from a collection by Observer photographer Jane Bown, are to be displayed in The Newsroom – The Guardian and The Observer’s archive and visitor centre in London.

The pictures are from the past five decades and include shots of The Beatles, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Joan Baez, Donovan, Cher, Morrissey, Sinead O’Connor, Boy George, Björk, Jarvis Cocker and PJ Harvey. There will also be unseen portraits of John Lennon and more recent photographs of artists at this year’s Glastonbury festival.

Luke Dodd, director of The Newsroom, said: “Accompanying Jane to the Glastonbury festival, I was able to witness the simple but very effective way she takes photographs. Working in black and white without lights, props or tripods, she never uses a light meter but gauges the settings by looking at how the light falls on the back of her hand. She works quickly and never takes more than one or two rolls of film per shoot.”

The free exhibition opens on 10 September and runs until 24 October.

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