Nina Simone, ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ © Stephen Wright at Proud Galleries

Nina Simone, ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall’

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© Stephen Wright
London, U.K. 1998
Fuji crystal archive lustre finish photographic paper print hand signed by the photographer
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity

‘This was taken at the Royal Albert Hall with 3,500 people in utter silence and one lady standing on stage giving her all. I had listened and loved Nina Simone's singing for 15 years before I finally got to see her sing to a spellbound audience of three thousand or so at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Enigmatic proud and elegant with an evening I will never forget.’ Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright, from Reading, bought his first camera at 21 from the £40 he won on a premium bond. By 1983 he was taking live pictures of Manchester bands like The Smiths for music magazines and record companies. These days his body of work sits as part of the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Manchester Art Gallery and the Salford Art Gallery. All rather funny when the original film for The Smiths was processed in a bedroom-darkroom, with the chemicals kept in old drinks bottles.

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