THE RON REID ARCHIVE
Ron Reid was a photographer born in Australia in 1933. He captured an array of iconic moments in history while embedded in the UK counterculture movement from1966 onwards. Reid was a lifelong advocate of vegetarianism, ecology, sexual liberation and non-coercive spiritual values. Reid was the house photographer at the Marquee Club in the 70s and 80s, and the official photographer of Lord Sutch's Screaming Monster Raving Loony Party.
Taking to his bicycle he also recorded the street life and carnivals of Notting Hill during this period, from skateboarding to punks, from queer culture to skinheads and squatters. His pictures of the early Glastonbury Festivals, John Lennon and David Bowie (among others) have been widely admired and reproduced. He was also an engineer, and instrumental in preparing and maintaining the first Rainbow Warrior for Greenpeace.
He died in 1997, leaving behind an archive of nearly 15,000 photos, most of which have never been published.
Ron Reid Photography is the website belonging to the Ron Reid Archive who are the custodians of his work and whose primary purpose is to share his images and educate the public about his legacy.