‘Living Dangerously’

The Beatles

An exhibition of photography by war hero Terence Spencer is coming to the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this summer (19 July – 31 August). Terry had two audacious careers, first as a WWII fighter pilot and later as a celebrated photo-journalist for American magazine, LIFE.

‘Living Dangerously’ will showcase the work he did to capture momentous events from the swinging sixties and the rise of The Beatles to the horror of conflicts in the Congo, Vietnam and Northern Ireland.

The exhibition has been curated by Terry’s eldest daughter, Cara Spencer, who was left a remarkable photo archive of over one million negatives when her father passed away in 2009. There will also be pictures from Rockarchive, featuring stars including Marianne Faithfull, Robert Plant and The Police.

With black and white reportage photographs and huge colour images, as well as memorabilia from Terry’s time in the RAF, this is an event not to be missed. Find out more at www.shrewsburymuseum.co.uk

Image credit: Terence Spencer Photo Archive