Virginia Turbett's photographic archive
Music, cultural, political and social photography from the late 70's and early 80's (and beyond)...
Virginia Turbett’s first photo assignment was the Sex Pistols shooting their Pretty Vacant video. She spent the next ten years photographing for Sounds, Smash Hits, The Face and ID: the music, the fans and fashion of the punk, heavy metal, mod, new romantic, reggae, 2-tone and electro pop scenes. Her work took her to the USA and Europe photographing for features on hundreds of bands and solo artists including The Clash, Blondie, Iggy Pop, Prince, U2, Andy Warhol, Frank Zappa, Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, the Jam, Madness, David Bowie and Duran Duran.
Virginia also has an archive of social reportage work. She photographed people from many walks of life often in areas of the country suffering deprivation, unemployment and the impending end of industries that had sustained their communities eg. the closure of shipyards on the Clyde and the final days of Billingsgate Market. She covered many political events including Rock Against Racism, Anti Nazi League, Right to Work, demonstrations, marches, and conferences.
Licencing images & prints for sale
If you would like to licence an image, buy a vintage or contemporary print, or find out more, contact Virginia
You can diectly order Giclee prints from A4 to A0 size from the gallery.
PLEASE NOTE: USING UNLICENSED IMAGES WITHOUT PERMISSION ON ANY MEDIA, INCLUDING WEBSITES, IS ILLEGAL