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PREVIEW: new photography exhibition from Graham Nash to open in Salford

Graham Nash is a man who requires no introduction.  The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has achieved legendary status through his founding membership of first the celebrated 60’s British beat combo The Hollies and then the transatlantic supergroup Crosby, Stills and Nash (who were later joined by Neil Young), and an illustrious career in music that now stretches back over six decades.

What is perhaps less known about Nash is his lifelong passion for photography as a collector, photographer and pioneer of digital imaging.  Inspired by his father, he took his first photograph at the age of 10 and as his musical career flourished and took him all over the world a camera has been his constant travelling companion ever since.

Speaking about his portrait photography, Graham Nash has said “I like to be invisible.  I don’t want people to know that I’m there taking their picture, because knowing you’re being photographed changes you.”

Now for the very first time the Salford native is to exhibit more than 50 of his photographs in his home city.  The exhibition will include a number of autobiographical self-portraits alongside many pictures of friends and contemporaries such as Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, and Johnny Cash.

This new collection entitled ‘My Life Through My Lens‘ will show at Salford Museum & Art Gallery and be open to the public from Saturday 23rd April to Sunday 3rd July 2016.

The exhibition accompanies the release of Graham Nash’s fourth solo album, This Path Tonight, his first record of new material in 14 years.  The album is due to be released on 15th April 2016 through Nash’s own Blue Castle label.  In eager anticipation of this, here is the record’s closing track, ‘Encore’.

UK Tour dates:

May 21st – Albert Hall Manchester

May 22nd – Town Hall Birmingham

May 24th – Union Chapel London – SOLD OUT

May 25th – G Live Guildford

 

Photo credit: Amy Grantham

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