The Curse of Keeler

Lewis Morley calls it "one of those boomerang photographs," as it's a picture that keeps bouncing back. And certainly Morley's silver—gelatin image of Swinging London call girl Christine Keeler—her notorious nudity concealed by shadow and a strategically placed chair—is a photographic icon that has cut through the vicissitudes of fashion. But the rest of Morley's 50—year career hasn't been so unapologetic, and it seems every few years the Hong Kong—born, English—trained and (for the past 35 years) Australian—based photographer is discovered anew. There have been retrospectives in London and Canberra, and an ongoing mission to measure the rest of Morley's oeuvre...

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