4 May 2015


Chalkie Davies Retrospective Exhibition Presented At The National Museum Cardiff

The first retrospective exhibition of the Welsh (born 1955) photographer Chalkie Davies is about to launch at the National Museum of Cardiff  9 May – 6 September 2015. ‘Chalkie Davies – The NME Years’ explores his photographs of musicians taken from the 1970s and 1980s. The exhibition looks mainly at the much revered Rock and Punk era, celebrating 40 years since his career at the NME […]

13 March 2015


Leading Photographers Go On Display At Westminster Underground Station

Works by some of the world’s leading photographers – including Sam Taylor Johnson OBE, Nick Knight OBE, Sir Cecil Beaton, Juergen Teller, Corinne Day, Chalkie Davies and Rankin – have gone on display at Westminster Underground station as part of a new ‘Free the Night exhibition’ that marks six months to the launch of the […]

5 September 2014


Photographer Chalkie Davies Receives 2014 NME Outstanding Contribution Award

The New York based Welsh photographer Chalkie Davies has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ at this year’s NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon. Chalkie’s images will need no introduction to readers of the British music press in the seventies and eighties. He has photographed icons including David Bowie, The Sex Pistols, Thin Lizzy, Blondie, […]

1 March 2014


Chalkie Davies: Seminal Portraits From The 70s and 80s Exhibited In London

The first major British exhibition of the photographer Chalkie Davies, since his groundbreaking show at the Photographers gallery in the 1980s is taking place at the Snap Gallery in Piccadilly . It will run from Saturday 15 March to Saturday 26 April 2014. The exhibition celebrates Davies’ music photographs from the 1970s and 80s and […]

14 February 2013


Macca And Me: Photographer Chalkie Davies Reminisces About Encountering Paul McCartney

The chance came up for the NME to interview Paul McCartney, it was quite surprising as we were not likely to be favourable to his music, this being in the days of Punk and since Band on the Run his albums had not been that great. I was told that I could have 15 minutes, […]