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The hair. That smile. Bob Marley is one of the great icons. But a new exhibition has captured the essence of the man.

Photography: Bob Marley

The reggae star who inspired many of today's pop artists is the subject of celebrated music photographer Dennis Morris's exhibition Bob Marley, A Rebel Life at London's Proud Galleries. The unique collection dates from 1973 to 1980 and captures the Jamaican singer's personality through wildly diverse images inspired by Morris and Marley's staunch friendship. While some frames highlight the intense spirit of Marley's energised performances and life on the road, many of the images focus on the relaxed warmth of his domestic life in Jamaica. Following the phenomenal success of Morris's Destroy, a portrait of the Sex Pistols, A Rebel Life looks set to make a similar impact.

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