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FROM EVEREST TO BLACKPOOL “I photographed the silence on Everest. It is no longer there.”


For many of us, the image of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reaching the top of Mount Everest is indelibly printed in our minds. When climbing was without the mod cons of our century, these vivid images evoke a sense of accomplishment and a time when reaching great heights was for the immortal. Today we can only marvel at the sense of achievement. In 1953 Alfred Gregory ‘Greg’ was chief photographer with the triumphant British team that took Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay to the summit of Everest. There he took spectacular photographs that record not only the human struggle to conquer the Himalaya but also the once-pristine beauty of the world’s highest mountain. Each photograph captures not only a moment frozen in time but a sense of spirit- superb in their clarity and character, and familiar to millions throughout the world. As he once stated: “The high peaks on earth are lovely beyond description, too lovely perhaps to portray in photographs, but on an expedition they are the props, the background scenery to human endeavour.” Surprisingly, given his great body of work from the Himalayas, so well depicted at this exhibition, Alfred Gregory always felt his best work was of Blackpool in the ‘60s, his home town for many years. In this body of work, a mix of stunning black and white and colour images, we see beehive hairdos, Teddy boys, beaches crowded with day visitors and a depiction of fun times now faded. Greg went on to photograph people and places from every corner of the globe. In all there is something incredibly romantic and carefree from a different era. With each photograph the printing is impeccable, the composition classically balanced, and the observation as sharp and kindly as that of any of the great photographic masters. With epic landscapes, iconic imagery and a sense of breathtaking beauty, this exhibition captures those short-lived moments when ordinary people, objects and places become extraordinary. Alfred Gregory 1913 - 2010 Other sizes and editions are available. Prices upon application Photographs are sold unframed Information is correct at time of printing All prices include GST Credit cards and eftpos accepted


EVEREST 1953 01

02

HILLARY AND TENZING NORGAY AT 8,500 METRES EVEREST 1953

PORTER IN THE KHUMBU ICEFALL EVEREST 1953 Signed digital print 33.5 x 50.5 cm

Signed digital print 36 x 50.5 cm

03

04

TENZING NORGAY AT 8,500 METRES EVEREST 1953

TOM STOBART EVEREST 1953

Signed digital print 50 x 74 cm

Signed endura print 42 x 50 cm

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NOYCE AND SHERPAS IN THE WESTERN CWM EVEREST 1953 Signed silver gelatin print 30 x 40 cm

BASE CAMP AND LINGTREN EVEREST 1953 Signed silver gelatin print 36 x 36 cm


07

08

THE KHUMBU GLACIER EVEREST 1953

NOYCE AND PORTERS IN WESTERN CWM EVEREST 1953

Signed silver gelatin print 46.5 x 46.5 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 30 x 40 cm

09

10

LOWE AND HUNT IN ICEFALL EVEREST 1953

CAMP IN ICEFALL EVEREST 1953

Signed silver gelatin print 29 x 38 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 30 x 40 cm

11

12

TENZING NORGAY EVEREST 1953

TENZING NORGAY AND EVEREST EVEREST 1953

Signed silver gelatin print 18.5 x 25 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 37.7 x 27.7 cm


13

14

HILLARY BACK FROM THE SUMMIT EVEREST 1953

HILLARY AND TENZING NORGAY BACK FROM THE SUMMIT EVEREST 1953

Signed silver gelatin print 30 x 40 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 50 x 50 cm

15

16

PORTERS GOING TO ICEFALL EVEREST 1953

SHERPA ON BRIDGE NEAR CAMP 3 EVEREST 1953

Signed silver gelatin print 39 x 29 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 38.5 x 28.5 cm


BLACKPOOL 17

18

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BLACKPOOL PUB BLACKPOOL IN THE 1960s

ON THE BEACH BLACKPOOL 1960s

ASLEEP AGAINST A WALL BLACKPOOL IN THE 1960s

Signed silver gelatin print 28 x 18 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 25 x 18 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 30 x 23.5 cm

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21

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NEWSPAPER SELLER BLACKPOOL IN THE 1960s

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH BLACKPOOL IN THE 1960s

HATS BLACKPOOL IN THE 1960s Signed silver gelatin print 32 x 33 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 50x 37.5 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 50 x 37.5 cm


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BUCKETS AND SPADES BLACKPOOL IN THE 1960s

STRIPTEASE BLACKPOOL IN THE 1960s

Signed digital print 23 x 35.5 cm

Signed digital print 23 x 35.5 cm

25

26

LOW TIDE BLACKPOOL IN THE 1960s

BERRYS PAWNBROKER- LIVERPOOL BLACKPOOL IN THE 1960s

Digital print, printed under the supervision of the Gregory Archival Trust 100 x 100 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 18.5 x 25 cm

28

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KEEP THIS SPACE CLEAR BLACKPOOL IN THE 1960s

HOOP-LA STALL BLACKPOOL IN THE 1960s

Signed silver gelatin print 19.5 x 28.5 cm

Digital colour print, signed on image 33 x 48 cm


PORTRAITS 29

30

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MONSOON - RAJASTHAN INDIA

MADURAI INDIA

RAJASTHAN INDIA

Signed silver gelatin print 28 x 19.5 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 28 x 19.5 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 28 x 18.5 cm

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VARANASI INDIA Signed silver gelatin print 19 x 28 cm

PUSHKAR INDIA Signed silver gelatin print 29.5 x 19.5 cm


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35

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GIRL IN FOOTHILLS NEPAL

NIMI WITH HER NEW BABY ANG NIMA (1) EVEREST 1953 EVEREST 1953

Signed silver gelatin print 25 x 18 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 20 x 13.5 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 19.5 x 14 cm

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ANG NIMA (2) EVEREST 1953

SHERPA PORTER EVEREST 1953

DA NAMGYAL EVEREST 1953

Signed silver gelatin print 28 x 19.5 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 28 x 19.5 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 29.5 x 19.5 cm


40

41

42

THREE GIRLS NEPAL Signed silver gelatin print 19.5 x 28 cm

ANNALU EVEREST 1953 Signed silver gelatin print 20 x 13.5 cm

NAWANG GOMBU, TENZING NORGAY’S NEPHEW EVEREST 1953 Signed silver gelatin print 20 x 13.5 cm

ROLWALING EXPEDITION 43

44

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TOLAM BAU ROLWALING, NEPAL 1958

NORTH RIDGE, ISLAND PEAK KHUMBU, NEPAL 1958

NORTH RIDGE, ISLAND PEAK KHUMBU, NEPAL 1958

Signed silver gelatin print 30 x 20 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 39 x 28.5 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 34.5 x 28 cm


46

47

HEAD OF TOLAM BAU GLACIER ROLWALING, NEPAL 1955

ROLWALING CAMP ROLWALING, NEPAL 1955

Signed silver gelatin print 28.5 x 32.5 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 34 x 27.5 cm

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49

ROLWALING EXPEDITION ROLWALING, NEPAL 1955

PEAKS OF THE TOLAM BAU ROLWALING, NEPAL 1955

Signed silver gelatin print 29 x 31.5 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 19 x 28 cm

AROUND THE WORLD 50

51

CHICHICASTENANGO GUATEMALA 1966

THE WALL MADAGASCAR

Signed silver gelatin print 28.5 x 38.5 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 19 x 28 cm


52

53

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THE MUSICIAN MEXICO 1966

MORNING IN PATAN NEPAL 1955

VILLAGE AT ALTIPLANO PERU 1962

Signed silver gelatin print 38.5 x 28.5 cm

Unique signed silver gelatin print 38.5 x 27.5 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 28 x 18 cm

55

56

57

LLAMA IN BAR PERU 1962

CHILD IN LOVE PERU 1962

TWO GIRLS & TWO DOGS KATHMANDU, NEPAL 1953

Signed silver gelatin print 39 x 25 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 38.5 x 28.5 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 22.5 x 19.5 cm


59

58

THE REVOLUTION WALL MEXICO 1966

BAG OF FRUIT PERU 1962

Signed silver gelatin print 19.5 x 28 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 29.5 x 38.5 cm

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60

INDIANS IN HIGHLAND VILLAGE ECUADOR 1960s

QUECHUA WOMAN AND BABY PERU

Signed silver gelatin print 24 x 35 cm

Signed C-type print 41 x 51 cm

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MISTY MORNING KATHMANDU, NEPAL 1958

COLNE LANCASHIRE 1950s

Signed silver gelatin print (1 only) 27.5 x 39 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 25 x 18.5 cm


64

65

TORREMOLINOS SPAIN 1970

CYCLING IN THE MONSOON INDIA

Digital print, printed under the supervision of the Gregory Archival Trust 100 x 100 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 50 x 70 cm

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67

VARANASI INDIA

RICKSHAW CALCUTTA, INDIA

Signed silver gelatin print 19 x 27 .5 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 19.5 x 28 cm

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MONSOON INDIA

OUTSIDE RED FORT DELHI, INDIA

Unique signed silver gelatin print 19.5 x 28 cm

Signed silver gelatin print 19.5 x 28 cm


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71

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WINNOWING RICE NEPAL

THE PRIEST ROME

SALISBURY RHODESIA 1954

Signed silver gelatin print 28 x 18.5 cm

Unique signed silver gelatin print 21 x 19.5 cm

Digital print, printed under the supervision of the Gregory Archival Trust 100 x 100 cm

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AWAKENING THE GODS MAN IN THE RAIN JAPAN JAPAN Signed gelatin silver print 38 x 25.5 cm

Silver gelatin print 25 x 16.5 cm

75

MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON RUWEMZORIE UGANDA Signed silver gelatin print 45 x 58 cm


EXHIBITION 8 - 29 October 2010 Hours 11am - 5pm Closed Monday 1A Rose St, Brighton 3186

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Alfred Gregory: From Everest to Blackpool