Neil Libbert in London


Neil Libbert, Times Square, New York 1974, © Neil Libbert

Neil Libbert grew up in Salford, Greater Manchester and joined the staff of the Manchester Guardian as a photojournalist in the 1950s, later moving to the paper’s London office in 1961. It was during these years that he first began to travel the world, capturing the transformation from post-war austerity to creative exuberance. His first solo show at Michael Hoppen Gallery focuses on pictures from the first half of his career (Libbert has been working for nearly 60 years) and includes some particularly wonderful images of the burgeoning modern art world: the New York crowd at the John Whitney Museum in 1960; Andy Warhol hanging out at the Tate in 1971; and a striking black and white portrait of Francis Bacon in London in 1985.

More information at: Michael Hoppen Gallery