The Rolling Stones. Copyright ©Gered Mankowitz. All Rights Reserved.
Gered Mankowitz has been “court photographer” to a number of extraordinary rock music figures. During the Rolling Stones’ formative years (1965-1967), he was their friend, traveling companion and photographer, capturing striking images of the band at work and at play. His photograph for the cover of their album Between the Buttons is regarded by many as one of the most important images in the history of rock and roll photography. Mankowitz also photographed the cover of the Rolling Stones album December’s Children.
Mankowitz was 18 years old when he first photographed the Rolling Stones in 1965, and quickly became an insider – and remained one for the next three years. That relationship is the subject of the beautiful limited edition autographed book, Rolling Stones: Masons Yard to Primrose Hill, 1965-1967, published by Genesis Publications.
Mankowitz also produced remarkable portraits of Jimi Hendrix, one of which was used for the cover of the compilation album Jimi Hendrix: The Ultimate Experience, released in 1993. Among his other notable subjects are Paul McCartney, Marianne Faithfull, Billy Idol, Small Faces, Duran Duran, Traffic and the Yardbirds, and many more. Mankowitz is one of the most important of the generation of photographers who came out of England in the 1960s.
Mankowitz has had three one-person exhibitions at Govinda Gallery; Rolling Stones: Masons Yard to Primrose Hill, 1966 – 1967, Photographs in 1995, Eye Contact in 1998, and Photographs of The Rolling Stones in 2005 . Mankowitz has also been included in many group exhibitions at Govinda Gallery including The Jimi Hendrix Exhibition in 1993, and George Harrison, 1943 – 2001: A Photographic Tribute in 2002. His work is featured in the touring museum exhibition Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock & Roll Photography.
Gered Mankowitz’s photographs are available through Govinda Gallery.
Govinda Girls Charlotte York Matthews and Susan Linton Martinovich in the back room of Govinda with Gered Mankowitz, 1995. Copyright ©Chris Murray. All Rights Reserved.