New exhibition by legendary rock ‘n’ roll photographer Gered Mankowitz features at the opening of Gibson’s state-of-the-art flagship store in London, the Gibson Garage London.

New exhibition by legendary rock ‘n’ roll photographer Gered Mankowitz features at the opening of Gibson’s state-of-the-art flagship store in London, the Gibson Garage London.

A collection of classic and unseen portraits by renowned photographer Gered Mankowitz will go on display at the Gibson Garage London this month. For over 50 years, Mankowitz has helped shape the iconic images of the music industry’s key players. The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithfull, Jimi Hendrix, PP Arnold, Kate Bush, Elton John, The Jam, Eurythmics, Oasis, and many more, have all looked down the lens of his camera.

Mankowitz was The Rolling Stones official photographer from 1965 – 67, producing iconic album covers, and capturing the band onstage and at home.

Mankowitz: “The privilege of being around extraordinary talents like Keith Richards with his exquisite Gibson Hummingbird, and Brian Jones with the astonishing Firebird are moments to treasure and I will never forget how lucky I have been.”

Exclusive signed prints by Mankowitz are available to purchase in-store and online at

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Jimi Hendrix Classic, 1967 © Gered Mankowitz

Opening in London on 24th February 2024, the Gibson Garage London is the ultimate guitar and music experience and will feature uniquely British cultural discoveries around every corner. It marks the first ever Gibson flagship store outside of the U.S. and follows the successful opening of the Gibson Garage Nashville.

Mankowitz: “I am so pleased to be the first featured photographer to show my work at the amazing Gibson Gallery at the Gibson Garage London and delighted to have had the opportunity to put together such a varied selection of images from my archive.”

On Friday 8th March, from 7.30-9.30pm, the Gibson Garage will host a special ‘In Conversation’ event, with Gered Mankowitz and ‘London’s First Lady of Soul’, PP Arnold, hosted by Candie Payne.  Attendance is strictly limited, please RSVP to  to attend.

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PP Arnold: The First Lady of Immediate, 1967 © Gered Mankowitz

Gered Mankowitz at The Gibson Gallery is curated by RedHouse Gallery in association with Iconic Images. For the exhibition catalogue or to view and purchase online visit Gered Mankowitz at The Gibson Gallery.

The Gibson Garage London is located at 61-62 Eastcastle St, London, UK (one block from Oxford Street) and is open daily Monday-Saturday from 10:00am-7:00pm and from 12:00 – 6:00pm on Sunday.

Lead image: Keith Richards with Gibson Hummingbird, 1965 © Gered Mankowitz

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Gered Mankowitz, 1961

About Gered Mankowitz:

Gered Mankowitz was born in London, England in 1946 to author, playwright and film writer Wolf Mankowitz, and his wife the psychotherapist Ann Mankowitz.

Having displayed a natural ‘eye’ for photography whilst on a school trip to Holland, Mankowitz was inspired to take up photography by the actor Peter Sellers. Aged just 15 years old acclaimed photographer Tom Blau offered Mankowitz an apprenticeship at Camera Press Ltd.

By 1963 he had opened his own studio on Mason’s Yard, London; it was here that he was approached to photograph Marianne Faithfull and was introduced to Andrew Loog Oldham.

In early 1965, Oldham asked him to photograph the Rolling Stones, who he also managed and produced. This was a major turning point in Mankowitz’ career, because from this first session came the cover for Out of Our Heads, and as a result he was asked by the Stones to go to America with them on their record breaking 1965 Autumn Tour.

For the next forty years Mankowitz continued to work in the music industry and his portraits read like a who’s who of the key players at the time. Jimi Hendrix, PP Arnold, The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Elton John, Slade, Kate Bush, The Jam, Eurythmics, Duran Duran, Oasis, and many more, have looked down the lens of Mankowitz’ camera.

His photographs are held in the collections of The National Portrait Gallery and numerous other international collections in Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Dubai and Tokyo.

About RedHouse Gallery:

RedHouse Gallery specialise in Modern and Contemporary Art, showcasing work by established and emerging artists.

The gallery curate a regular programme of exhibitions and events from their Harrogate flagship, in addition to international pop up exhibitions.

They have hosted collections by artists including Sir Peter Blake, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and Norwegian phenomenon Danny Larsen.

RedHouse have also extensively exhibited work by leading multi-platform artists including Ian Skelly (The Coral), Horace Panter (The Specials), Goldie and Candie Payne.

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