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Comedians Photo Exhibition Sheffield

Comedians Photo Exhibition Sheffield


Saturday 21st November-20th March 2010



Iconic photos of famous comedians make up the latest exhibition at the Graves Gallery. The work of esteemed photographers such as Annie Leibovitz and Henry Cartier Bresson is set to feature at the comedians photo exhibition. Sheffield has a proud tradition of comedy and the annual Grin Up North festival is one of the biggest in the UK, so the chance to see famous shots of some of the best comedians in the UK is sure to appeal to the city’s comedy fans.

Piece of History
You will see shots dating from the 1940s all the way upto the present day at the comedians photo exhibition. Sheffield Graves Gallery is hosting the event which runs until March 2010. Some of the earlier profiles include Frankie Howard and Monty Python, whilst you also see the likes of latter day talents such as Lenny Henry, Stephen Fry, Jo Brand and Lilly Savage.

Behind The Lens
Even though the funny men and women on the walls will be the focus, there are interesting stories behind the people who shot the comedians photo exhibition. Sheffield photography enthusiasts will be well aware of the work of Annie Leibowitz (Vanity Fair) but, if you’re unfamiliar with her work, you should head to this exhibition and find out more about one of the most celebrated photographers of her generation.

On Loan
A lot of the photos hanging on the wall are on loan for the duration of the comedians photo exhibition. Sheffield has many gallery spaces but these photos are on loan from the National Gallery in London, which has previously housed the work of Leibowitz amongst many other world class pieces of art.

Head down from Saturday 21st November 2009 for the comedians photo exhibition. Sheffield Graves Gallery is situated above the Central Library. Entry is free. For more information, click on the link below.

Graves Gallery Official Site

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