London photographer of Irish origins who revolutionized the way of presenting fashion, working for years for the most prestigious fashion magazines such as Elite, Vogue, Glamour, and Queen, as well as the Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Observer...
The exhibition was presented as an absolute first showing in Italy, after the huge success obtained in London.
Duffy is the celebrated author of many of the images that have become icons of the Swinging London of the 1960's and ‘70's, contributing to the creation of the "cult" of fashion photographers. His photographs provide a complete catalog of the cultural icons of that period, from Hollywood's mythical Michael Caine and Sidney Poitier to the great rock stars like David Bowie and John Lennon to the beauties of the times, Jean Shrimpton and Joanna Lumley, to legendary writers like William Burroughs and many others.
Shown in the exhibition is the famous 1973 David Bowie album cover "Aladdin sane" that immortalizes the famous British singer with heavy make-up forming a lightening bolt on his face that immediately became an icon of the pop world. The covers of the albums "Scary Monsters" (1980) and "The Lodger" (1979), again with Bowie, elicited shock at the decidedly ambiguous poses of the singer.
In a photograph there are neither smells nor sounds. In a certain sense they tell the truth, while being a lie." (Brian Duffy).
This event is included in those presented for Pitti Immagine Uomo.