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10 July 2014, 07:34
An exhibition of photography by war hero Terence Spencer is set to open on 19th July.
An exhibition of photography by war hero Terence Spencer is set to come to the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this summer - opening on 19th July.
The exhibition has been curated by Terry's eldest daughter, Cara Spencer, who was left a remarkable photo archive of over one million negatives when her father passed away in 2009.
Commenting on the new exhibition, Cara says “Dad led quite a life. He was a combination of Biggles and James Bond all rolled into one. The show will tell the story of his remarkable life, as well as the lives of those he captured so poignantly onfilm. We'll have black and white reportage photographs and huge colour images, as well as memorabilia from his time in the RAF. I'm looking forward to sharing the iconic works and hidden gems of dad's collection with visitors to the museum”.
There will also be pictures from Rockarchive, featuring Terry Spencer's photos of stars including Marianne Faithfull, Robert Plant, The Police and The Smiths. Rockarchive's founder Jill Furmanovsky says, “Terry Spencer was a great friend to Rockarchive and contributed a collection of marvellous images, including Robert Plant striding through the woods of Herefordshire, John, Paul, George and Ringo in various settings and Bob Dylan at the Isle of Wight in his famous white suit”.
The exhibition 'Living Dangerously' will run from 19 July until 31 August. Admission is £4.00 per adult and £2.00 per child, which includes entry to the Special Exhibitions Gallery. Concessions are available. For more information visit shrewsburymuseum.org.uk.