“You can’t leave me, my music will follow you everywhere” – Bob Marley to Esther Anderson
In celebration of Black History Month, Gallery Delarue* is delighted to present an exhibition of photography by Jamaican actress, awards winning filmmaker, photographer and activist, Esther Anderson. Delve through the lens of Esther Anderson and into the intimate life of Bob Marley. The man named by Time magazine and the BBC as the “Artist of the Century”.
Doors at 3pm
Esther Anderson reveals an up close and personal window into the life of Bob Marley through thousands of brilliant, grainy photography of the Jamaican reggae icon shot in 1973. The series of photographs illustrates Marley’s emergence and transition between a street poet and a political rebel. A rare glimpse of his life before he evolved into the Rastafarian that he would fully become. Alluringly, Bob, Wailers and Reggae music was still unbeknown to the world. Esther is responsible for some of the most Iconic shots of Bob and the Wailers.
“My work is not pandering to those who know Bob Marley as a music icon. My photographs reveal Marley beyond the bounds of a musician, as the messenger who could reach out to a global audience, a poet of past and future.” - Esther Anderson
In parallel with her photography and work with Island Records, Esther Anderson steadily developed a career as an actress. Securing roles in a number of early 1960s British television shows and Hollywood films as well as Staring lead in Sidney Poitier’s A Warm December.
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