b.1933 - d.2010
Duffy was one of the most dynamic and inventive photographers of the 1960s. Together with his friendly rivals Terence Donovan and David Bailey, he made up "The Black Trinity," a soubriquet used by Norman Parkinson to describe his new, highly successful competition. Then, after more than twenty years at the cutting edge of photography, Duffy vanished from the scene. A rumor spread that he had burned his negatives.
Ever the anarchist, Duffy had indeed begun this destructive yet cathartic procedure one afternoon in 1979. However, not all the negatives were destroyed.
Now, after nearly three years of painstakingly archiving the surviving images, Duffy is displaying his extraordinary body of work that powerfully documents the vibrancy of London in the "Swinging '60s."