Quaglino's to exhibit brand new BAFTA photography
Quaglino’s restaurant in St James, London, is to host an exclusive photography exhibition of new images commissioned by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Shot by official BAFTA photographer Ian Derry, the previously unseen collection features past BAFTA winners and includes some of Britain’s most talented and iconic television personalities such as Julie Walters, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, Ant and Dec and Jo Brand. The exhibition starts on 28 May, following a special pictorial publication of the images given to guests attending the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards on 27 May.
The BAFTA exhibition, which will last until 18th July, is the fourth in Quaglino’s ongoing series of collaborations with established photographers and emerging talents. Ian Derry is known for his insightful and striking images, and has covered many notable events, including the Bosnian war, FA cup finals, John McCarthy and Terry Waite’s return from captivity, as well as shooting the poster for 2011 film ‘Jonny English Reborn’ and images for television series, ‘The Apprentice’. Derry has also shot a number of well-known figures in the worlds of music and sport, including Rod Stewart, Noel Gallagher and boxer David Haye.
The images form part of a unique collection of stunning portraiture that BAFTA has commissioned for its Archive and Heritage programme. Since 2007, the charity has been building a collection of bespoke studio and reportage photography capturing the wealth of talent working in the moving image industries.
Derry comments: “What a privilege it was to be asked to shoot Past Winners for BAFTA’s Television Awards brochure. We based the concept around the television in your front room, which seemed to totally relax the amazing group of previous BAFTA winners. From Ant falling asleep on Dec’s shoulder to Julie Walters lying on the sofa in high heels and socks eating chips, every photo tells a story.”
Janette Dalley, BAFTA’s Photography Director, commented, “We are very pleased to be working with Quaglino's in conjunction with our ongoing exhibition strategy. We very much look forward to showcasing the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards photography within this very innovative use of Quaglinos as gallery space.”
All imagery will be available to purchase. To see more of Ian Derry’s work, and other exclusive BAFTA photography, please visit: www.bafta.org/heritage.
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