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Art April, 20 2010

Glastonbury Photographs by Venetia Dearden

London’s National Portrait Gallery opened its latest display, Glastonbury Photographs by Venetia Dearden, yesterday. The small exhibition runs through the Summer music festival season all the way to September 26, 2010.

About the exhibition -

Venetia Dearden’s book Another Stage (2010) celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the Glastonbury festival, and her fifth consecutive year of shooting in a studio on site. On display will be photographs ranging from Shirley Bassey to Lily Allen, Pete Townshend and Leonard Cohen, to festival goers of all ages. Dearden grew up next to the festival site and has been involved with Glastonbury since a young age. Her book Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams was published in 2008.

Above is Dearden’s portrait of Leonard Cohen from 2008.

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