Dennis Morris

Dennis Morris was only 11 years old when one of his photographs was printed on the front page of the Daily Mirror. At the tender age of 17, Dennis Morris received international acclaim for his early snapshots of Bob Marley & the Wailers. The images caught the attention of a young Johnny Rotten, and in 1977 he was invited to tour with the Sex Pistols as their official photographer, again producing a series of legendary photographs. Still in his teens, Dennis gained unrestricted access to the band and was the only photographer to put the Sex Pistols fully at ease in front of the lens.

By 1984, Dennis was involved with making records himself. He formed a black punk band called the Basement Five. He then started the drum & bass outfit Urban Shakedown, who were picked up by Paul Weller to be the first release on his Respond label. His late 80s hip-hop outfit, Boss, were later signed to Virgin Records and released 4 singles.

Dennis continues to photograph the leading musicians of our time, including Bush, Oasis and The Prodigy. In addition to music photography, Dennis documented London's black and Asian cultures from the 1970s. His work gained him huge critical acclaim in the UK. Dennis has published several books, such as Bob Marley: A Rebel Life. Moreover, his photographs have appeared in Rolling Stone, Time, People, and The Sunday Times. He has even been a professional photographer for the BBC and Channel 4.