World Cup Photography Exhibition

By Rob Last edited 143 months ago
World Cup Photography Exhibition
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Opening tonight at the Proud gallery in Camden is Shoot! A History of the World Cup in pictures.

Yes, the name is almost unbearably predictable, but judging by the website it does look like they've lived up to their tagline, which reads "classic and unseen photography from all seventeen World Cup Finals 1930-2002".

So there's a lot of atmospheric black and white shots of men who look far too old to be playing professional football with very defined side partings and ludicrously long shorts; the 1938 German team giving the Nazi salute; 1966 obviously (more 'classic' than 'unseen' here); the hair of the 70s; right up to Beckham's mohican.

If you needed any more geeing up before the whole thing kicks off then this collection of images should do the trick (and if you can't stand football there's always Pattie Boyd 'Through the eye of a muse' at Proud Central, Buckingham Street.

'Shoot! A History of the World Cup in pictures' runs until 6 August at Proud Camden, The Gin House, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road.

Last Updated 06 June 2006