Yesterday's Age of Innocence: Photographs from the 1960s
29 Nov, 2001 - 14 Jan, 2002 | 10 Chancery Lane Gallery

Yesterday: The Beatles and The Rolling Stones through the Lenses of Freeman and Mankowitz


19 October, Hong Kong --- 10 Chancery Lane Gallery is thrilled to bring to Hong Kong for the first time ever two great photographers, Robert Freeman and Gered Mankowitz, featuring their work from the 1960’s focusing notably on the Beatles and Rolling Stones.  These images are recognized by billions of people worldwide.

Robert Freeman was The Beatles chosen photographer from 1963 to 1966  and his work includes five album covers, John Lennon’s two books, The Beatles famous first trip to the U.S. as well as more personal images of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr that his close relationship with the Beatles allowed for.  Robert Freeman’s diverse life, which includes 9 years in Hong Kong, comprises work in filmmaking, scriptwriting, and even photographing a book for the Sultan of Brunei. (Please see  biography for details).

The images of Gered Mankowitz are equally famous and include several album covers of the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and other music icons.  He was the appointed photographer of The Rolling Stones and accompanied them on their autumn tour of 1965 to America and for more than three years he worked by their side.  His work includes the groundbreaking shot used for the Between The Buttons sleeve.  As Mankowitz states, There were many adventures as I found myself on the road with the greatest Rock band in the world at the peak of their original success. (Please see biography for more details)

There will be 60 photographs in this exclusive exhibition and all images are of small edition prints. This show will run from November 29th - January 26th.   The opening reception will be on November 29th. The press is invited to preview the exhibition on January 27th from 11-7 at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, Soho Central, Hong Kong. Our gallery is located just behind Central Police Station, off of Old Bailey Street.

We truly hope you can envision what a wonderful opportunity this is for Hong Kong to have both these great photographers and such an unprecedented show in the S.A.R.