'Amy Winehouse: For You I Was A Flame' exclusive pictures

Two years after the Camden singer's death, a new Proud exhibition celebrates her life this September

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September 14 this year would have been the 30th birthday of Amy Winehouse, the iconic London singer-songwriter who died in 2011. To mark the anniversary, a series of events called #Amys30 will take place in Winehouse's home borough of Camden over her birthday month.

At the centre of September's celebration of the artist's life and career, which will also raise money and awareness for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, is a new exhibition at Proud Camden, 'Amy Winehouse: For You I Was A Flame'. Photographs of Winehouse throughout her career are going on display, alongside street art, paintings and drawings donated by the Winehouse family, and a Gerald Laing print from the singer's own collection.

'Amy Winehouse: For You I Was A Flame'
runs from September 12 to October 6, but we're giving you a sneak preview of the exhibition now. See ten of the show's best photographs below.

Here's a sneak preview of the new exhibition

  • © Jake Chessum

    Kentish Town Road, February 5 2004

  • © Carolyn Djanogly

    Scar Studios, Camden, April 2004

    Taken following the success of Amy’s debut album ‘Frank’ in 2003, Carolyn Djangoly’s photo captures Winehouse looking fresh-faced in the days before her worldwide celebrity status took hold.

  • © Dean Chalkley / NME / IPC Media

    Islington, 2006

  • © Dean Chalkley / NME / IPC Media

    Outside the Studio, Islington, 2006

    Often seen sporting their signature polo shirts, Amy teamed up with British fashion label Fred Perry and launched her self-titled collection of womenswear in 2011.

  • © Oscar Lasa

    Camden Lock, June 13 2006

    Amy took inspiration from jazz and R&B music. In an early interview, she listed Thelonious Monk, Jimi Hendrix and TLC as her greatest musical influences.

  • © Oscar Lasa

    Camden Lock, June 13 2006

  • © Andy Willsher / NME / IPC Media

    Isle of Wight, 2007

    This was one of the busiest years of Amy’s career. She spent the summer promoting ‘Back to Black’ at festivals such as Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Coachella.

  • © Andy Willsher / NME / IPC Media

    Isle of Wight, 2007

    In an interview with the Guardian in 2007, Amy told readers: ‘My greatest fear is dying old or never meeting Tony Bennett; if I never get to meet him, I might as well be dead.’ Amy Winehouse went on to record the duet "Body and Soul" with Tony Bennett on March 2011. It was the final recording made by Winehouse before her death on July 23, 2011.

  • © Andy Willsher / NME / IPC Media

    Isle of Wight, 2007

    Amy won Best British Female Artist at the 2007 Brit Awards. In her short lifetime, she was also awarded five Grammys and three Ivor Novellos. In 2012, she came 26th in VH1's '100 Greatest Women in Music'.

  • © Ross Kirton

    Amy, London, 2009

    Winehouse spent much of 2009 in Saint Lucia, where she was accused of stealing tourists' drinks and gave a troubled performance at the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival. Nevertheless she and the island had a love affair which led to widespread mourning among Saint Lucians after her death.

© Jake Chessum

Kentish Town Road, February 5 2004


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