Archival Ink, Archival Paper, and Inkjet Print 20 x 24 in
Terry O’Neill is one of the world’s most collected photographers with work hanging in national art galleries and private collections worldwide. From presidents to pop stars, he has photographed the frontline of fame for over six decades. O’Neill began his career at the birth of the 1960s. While other photographers concentrated on earthquakes, wars and politics, O’Neill realised that youth culture was a breaking news story on a global scale and began chronicling the emerging faces of film, fashion and music who would go on to define the Swinging Sixties. By 1965 he was being commissioned by the biggest magazines and newspapers in the world. Although originally used for advertisement purposes, Raquel on the Cross exemplifies how women have been crucified through the centuries. Instead of struggling, Raquel stares nonchalantly back at the camera, demonstrating her ability to power through even the toughest of circumstances.