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The Music Photography of Mark Allan

Image of David Bowie by Mark Allan for Barbican Music Library

Mark Allan has spent over 30 years in music and entertainment photography, working with major artists such as Bowie, Britney Spears, Tina Turner and Gorillaz amongst others.

This diverse exhibition in the Barbican Music Library, showcases some of Allan's most striking prints from across the years.

He went from photographing Freddie Mercury at Live Aid as a student in the audience, to shooting U2 backstage for the Radio Times Live 8 cover. For much of the last decade Allan has documented musical performances for many of Radio 1 and 2’s leading shows. The exhibition features one section specifically dedicated to some of the world's most renowned conductors, including Riccardo Chailly, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons and Simon Rattle.

Mark is also a regular photographer for classical music for Barbican Centre.

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