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Harry Papadopoulos 'The Edit: Volume II' at the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock from August 28th 2020


In a swift shutter’s click, Papadopoulos captured an era when the sound of Scotland echoed out across Britain and the world. For bands such as Aztec Camera, Orange Juice and The Bluebells it was he who defined their striking image. As a staff photographer with Sounds magazine, Harry worked with many up and coming Scots band that emerged during the early 1980s and over a five year period, his photographs covered the wider post-punk waterfront.

In addition to the above Scottish acts, this selection also includes The Associates, Altered Images, Josef K, Strawberry Switchblade, The Pastels, The Dreamboys (featuring Peter Capaldi on vocals and Craig Ferguson on drums), and Sons of Greenock, The Cuban Heels.

This work is from the collection ‘What Presence: the Rock Photography of Harry Papadopoulos’ held at Street Level Photoworks. Original exhibition co-curated with Ken McCluskey.

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