Tom Murray will showcase iconic celebrity and Royal photos at Jacobs Allen’s new premises in Bury St Edmunds
Photographs taken by Tom Murray, many not seen in public before, will be on show at a special exhibition in the new offices of Jacobs Allen Chartered Accountants.
Tom, a Bury town councillor, has photographed a host of celebrities and members of the Royal family and his Mad Day pictures of The Beatles, taken in 1968, have been shown all over the world.
His exhibition, which will feature Hollywood stars and iconic names from the fashion world, will raise money for Action Medical Research and its Fight for LIttle Lives campaign.
Between March 7 and 11 his collection will be viewed privately for corporate sponsors benefitting several local charities and on Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13 the exhibition opens to the public. Many exhibits will be available to purchase with 10 per cent going to charity.
Among the photographs on show are those of Sir Dirk Bogarde, John Huston, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Montgomery, Angelica Huston, Ives St Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani and Tom’s pictures of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon with their children.
Tom was named World Press Photo award winner three times and has received numerous international awards for his work on newspaper and magazine assignments, theatre and advertising commisions as well as portraits.
His 55-year career included working in newspapers becoming head of phototgraphy for the Sunday Times Colour Magazine. He also worked alongside Helmut Newton and Lord Snowdon. At 25 he became the youngest person to receive a commission from the Royal Family. He has raised almost £1.3million for more than 30 charities.
He said: “It’s been very interesting looking through all this work. I’ve never exhibited the Beatles pictures in Suffolk before.”
Tickets for the exhibition which is at 59, Abbeygate Street, Bury, opposite the Corn Exhcange, are £5 and can be booked at www.jacobsallen.co.uk