Brian Duffy defined the image of the 1960s, and was as famous as the stars he photographed. Together with David Bailey and Terence Donovan, Duffy is recognised as one of the innovators of “documentary” fashion photography, a style which revolutionised fashion imagery and furthermore the fashion industry.
Duffy’s most famous photograph dates from January 1973 and is the iconic cover of David Bowie’s album Aladdin Sane. They collaborated on four other sessions during the pivotal years of Bowie’s career between 1972 and 1980, and Duffy’s photographs would appear on the cover of two more David Bowie albums – Lodger, and their final collaboration, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). When the king of glam was assuming and discarding extraordinary personas, Duffy was capturing them all.
In 2016 (through to 2017) the Black Market Duffy/Bowie Exhibition travelled to 3 cities in Mexico; Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City.