In the Eye of The Storm

Stars come out to see rare prints from the NME photo archive...

Members of Pulp, Muse, video director CHRIS CUNNINGHAM and cult film writer HARMONY KORINE were in attendance last night (April 17) at the ‘NME Exposed’ exhibition in London featuring classic photos of some stellar stars.

The exhibition, which included prints of Kurt Cobain, Madonna, Bob Marley, Clash, Iggy Pop, Blondie, Courtney Love, Stone Roses and a host of other stars, was part of the year long series of events celebrating 50 years of NME.

Many of the photographers – including Pennie Smith, recent winner of the Godlike Genius award at the NME Carling Awards – were also present at the Eyestorm Gallery on Maddox Street in London. Also amongst the 50 classic prints from the NME archive, were the infamous Richey Manic ‘4 Real’ photo, and early pictures of Oasis, the Sex Pistols, Joy Division and David Bowie. Those viewing the exhibition were able to bid for their favourite print in a closed auction with the proceeds going to the War Child charity.

The full selection of photos on view can be seen in a special NME Exposed Photo Book, available free with the paper in the issue on sale April 24.