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Snap Decision That Made History: Schoolboy camera buff Dennis Morris was in the right place at the right time when he met reggae star Bob Marley

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Wilson,Sheila (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
London, UK
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, London, England, Caribbean, Culture, Marley, Bob, Photography, Black culture, Minority & ethnic groups, Personal profiles, Exhibits, Morris, Dennis
Yet [Dennis Morris]'s `funny' speech not only attracted [Bob Marley] but helped to open a door into the exciting world of photography that would soon spiral him towards success. Now people will be able to get an eyeful of Morris's talent in Growing up Black, an exhibition in London depicting his life as a '70s teenager. "My black friends couldn't understand why I wanted to associate with a white punk band," Morris says.