COLIN JONES

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Born in  East End, London in 1936


1952 ENGLISH ROYAL BALLET    

Jones bought his first camera (LEICA 3C RANGEFINDER) whilst on tour as a ballet dancer with the English Royal Ballet in Japan, running an errand for Dame Margot Fonteyn.  From this highly unorthodox starting point as a photographer Jones has since become one of the most celebrated and prolific photographers of post-war Britain.


His work has been published in every major publication with any regard for the image, such as LIFE MAGAZINE and the
 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

STUDY

Whilst at the Royal Ballet:  Tutored by Hungarian Photographer Michael Peto



PHOTOJOURNALISM

1960's  -Documentation of the hedonism of Swinging London with hi sfamous picture of The Who in their early career

     -Documentation of streets of Tokyo, Hong Kong and the Gorbals, Glasgow

1962   THE OBSERVER MAGAZINE

     Photographer for The Observer newspaper from 1962 onwards (cover images below)

1963   Documentation of the RACE RIOTS IN ALABAMA

     Documentary commissions to New York, USA.

     Documentary commissions to Liverpool, England

1960   Documentary commission in Philippines 

1973-76  THE BLACK HOUSE - Afro-Caribbean youth in London in the Islington based Harambee housing project

      THE GRAFTERS - vanishing industrial working lives of the Northeast of England

1978    Documentary commission in Jamaica

1980    Documentary commission in Zaire

1981    Documentary commission San Blas Islands

1982    Documentary commission - IRELAND

1984    XIAN, CHINA

1994    LADAKH, Norther India

1996    Bunker Hill, KANSAS


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1977  THE BLACK HOUSE, The Photographer's Gallery, London 

2007  THE BLACK HOUSE, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

2013  NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, WASHINGTON DC

2014  FIFTY YEARS OF THE WHO, Proud Camden, London

2015  A LIFE WITH THE ROYAL BALLET, Proud Camden   

2016  RETROSPECTIVE, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London


    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2002  STARS OF THE EAST, Brit Art Gallery, London

    2011   JERUSALEM, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

    2013   COUNTRY MATTERS, James Hyman Gallery, London


    PUBLICATIONS

    1984 GREAT RIVERS OF THE WORLD, Hodder & Stoughton

    2002  GRAFTERS, Phaidon

    2006  THE BLACK HOUSE MUNICH, LONDON, PRESTEL

    MAGAZINE COVERS