Sunday 25 February 2018

Exhibition goes behind scenes with 1960s icons

Susan Wood’s photograph of Peter Fonda on the set of ‘Easy Rider’.
Susan Wood’s photograph of Peter Fonda on the set of ‘Easy Rider’.
Monica Vitti and Terence Stamp in ‘Modesty Blaise’, 1966
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Renowned New York photographer Susan Wood will unveil her exhibition 'Close Up' at the Irish Georgian Society in Dublin this evening.

The exhibition is filled with iconic 1960s film images from movies such as John Boorman's 'Leo the Last' and 'Easy Rider'.

"I am thrilled that these photographs will be seen together for the first time in Dublin," Ms Wood told the Irish Independent.

The photographer has often worked in Ireland; first visiting the country in the 1960s to photograph Desmond Guinness for the UK edition of 'Vogue'.

Later this year, she will publish a coffee-table book filled with glossy images shot on location in Ireland.

The book, which is yet to be named, is being published by The Lilliput Press and will hit the shelves in November.

'Close Up' is being curated by Irish photographer Deirdre Brennan, who has been working with Ms Wood's archive for the past decade.

"It's fantastic that this great work is coming to light in Ireland," she said.

Ms Wood photographed an array of actors and celebrities, including Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, John Wayne, Yoko Ono, John Lennon and Billy Wilder.

Irish Independent

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