The Doors: Being strange on camera

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To compliment the cinema release of Tom DiCillo’s documentary about the The Doors ‘When You’re Strange,’ the Idea Generation Gallery is hosting an exhibition of previously unseen and lesser known photographs from the controversial band’s history.

Iconic singer Jim Morrison, keyboard-player Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger stare moodily out of a series of black and white and sepia portraits shot throughout the band’s six year career prior to Morrison’s death in 1971.

Photographers including Joel Brodsky, Bobby Klein and Henry Diltz captured the troubled American band’s success, Morrison’s increasing dependence on drugs and alcohol and their irreverent performance-style between 1966 and 1971. The collection provides another glimpse of the enduringly popular group’s approach.

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The Doors: When You’re Strange exhibition opens at the Idea Generation Gallery 9 July until 5 September.