Proud Galleries in London is holding a photography show called '20th Century Icons' of photographs that turned singers to demigods of their time.

This article titled “How one photograph can turn a musician into a rock star” was written by Sean O'Hagan, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 23rd August 2011 14.55 UTC

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From Johnny Cash “flipping the bird” at Jim Marshall's camera during a soundcheck in San Quentin prison to Robert Mapplethorpe's portrait of an androgynous Patti Smith in white shirt and braces on the cover of Horses, and the late Amy Winehouse posing provocatively in bed on her wedding day, photography has often spoken louder than words when it comes to enshrining a performer in the public eye.

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