Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho

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Photography

Photographers' Gallery

Until Sun Jul 13

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  • John Deakin photographed by Daniel Farson in the 1960s

    © private collection

  • John Deakin

    Jeffrey Bernard, writer, Soho, 1950s

    Courtesy of Private Collection, London

    John Deakin
  • John Deakin

    Portrait of an unknown girl in a café, 1960s

    © 2014 John Deakin Archive

    John Deakin
  • John Deakin

    Francis Bacon, 1952 (Vogue)

    John Deakin / Vogue copyright © 2014 The Condé Nast Publications Ltd

    John Deakin
  • John Deakin

    contact sheet of self-portraits, 1952 (Vogue)

    John Deakin / Vogue copyright © 2014 The Condé Nast Publications Ltd

    John Deakin
  • John Deakin

    Timothy Behrens, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach and Michael Andrews at Wheeler’s, Old Compton Street, 1963

    © 2014 John Deakin Archive

    John Deakin

John Deakin photographed by Daniel Farson in the 1960s

© private collection

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Curated London

Fashion and street photographer John Deakin was, as it turns out, a frustrated painter. His painting was distinctly average, but his photography was outstanding, as this enjoyable exhibition attests. While his portraits of painters, writers and models are all interesting, it’s the shots of everyday people that are most captivating.


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