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David Bailey (b. 1938)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Photographer. Born 1938. He became interested in photography whilst completing his National Service in the Royal Air Force after which he assisted David Olin and John French, both fashion photographers. By 1960, he was working as a freelance photographer of fashion and portraiture, his work becoming synonymous with the “Swinging Sixties”. In additional to editorial photography, he has produced numerous books, directed films and commercials and has been involved with many photographic exhibitions. In 1984 a retrospective exhibition of his work was held at the International Center of Photography in New York.


Born: 1938

Gender: Male

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