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Dennis Morris is a celebrated photographer whose photos of musicians Bob Marley, the Sex Pistols, Marianne Faithful and many more have become iconic images seen around the world.

Dennis discovered photography as a young boy living in Dalston, Hackney during the 1960s and 1970s living on Cecilia Road. After leaving home aged 14 to tour with Bob Marley and the Wailers, his photos became world famous.

Watch this film made for the exhibition ‘Growing Up Black: Photographs by Dennis Morris’ at Hackney Museum (October 2009 to January 2010). This featured an important collection of images of the African and Caribbean community in Hackney in the 1960s and 70s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QxHIZmnkPg&t=5s