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Syd Shelton

Syd Shelton began his photography practice in 1972, following a move down under to Australia. In Sydney he worked as a freelance photo-journalist for newspapers such as Nation Review, The Age, and Digger. In 1975 Syd had a solo exhibition of his photographs, ‘Working Class Heroes’ in Sydney. In 1976 he returned to home London and became a member of the Rock Against Racism team capturing one of the most intriguing and contradictory political periods in British post war history.

Simultaneously he established the design partnership  ‘Hot Pink Heart/Red Wedge Graphics’ which evolved into the current  design agency ‘Graphicsi’. During the 1980s, as well as producing photographs for the music press, and graphics for the public and private sector, Syd co-edited, and was art director of, a series of photographic books that includes the award winning Day in the Life of London, and Ireland: A Week in the Life of a Nation.

Syd is currently co-director of Graphicsi, London, designing work for clients ranging from multi-national corporations and public bodies to community groups and individuals.

 

Clash, The (CL001SSHE)

The Clash

Mick Jones & Paul Simonon backstage in London, 1977. “This was taken at a gig in London but I can’t remember the venue, nor can Mick Jones."

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Clash, The (CL002SSHE)

The Clash

The Clash on stage at the the first large scale Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League carnival at Victoria Park, April 1978.

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Elvis Costello ( EL001SSHE)

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello & The Attractions headline at the Rock Against Racism concert in Brockwell Park, Brixton in September 1978

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Pete Townshend (PTOW001SSHE)

Pete Townshend

'Southall Kids are Innocent'

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Tom Robinson (TOMR001SSHE)

Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson onstage at the Rock against Racism concert at Victoria Park, London in April 1978

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Undertones, The (UN001SSHE)

The Undertones

This was a pub gig in Chester for 'Sounds'. I remember it was complete mayhem and I had to physically fight to get any shots at all.

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Undertones, The (UN002SSHE)

The Undertones

This street shot, was around the corner from the awful B&B where we all stayed for the crazy violent pub gig.

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Queen (QN001JA)

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Freddie Mercury onstage with Queen at the Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen in 1977 on their A Day At The Races Tour

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Rare contact sheet by David Corio with a fantastic selection of images of Bob Marley performing in London in 1980.

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Punk icon Sid Vicious reading MAD magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the Sex Pistols one and only US tour in January 1978.

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Jimi Hendrix after performing on Lulu's TV show in London in January 1969

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The Clash on stage at the the first large scale Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League carnival at Victoria Park, April 1978.

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