The Sunday Times Magazine Celebrates 50 Years

11 April 2012 - 2 May 2012

The exhibition includes work from some of the biggest names in the photography and the writing world.

The Sunday Times Magazine will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special free exhibition.  The exhibition’s regional tour will be launching at CUBE on Wednesday 11th April following a hugely successful run at the Saatchi Gallery in London, which attracted over 200,000 visitors and had to be extended twice due to popular demand.


This 50 year retrospective includes some of the world’s finest photographers who have worked for the Sunday Times Magazine. Photographers featured include Don McCullin, David Bailey, Eve Arnold, Snowdon, Richard Avedon, Eugene Richards, Sam Taylor-Wood, Terry O'Neill, Chris Floyd and Stuart Franklin.  This exhibition also highlights the contribution made to the Magazine by renowned writers such as Ian Fleming, Martin Amis, Bruce Chatwin, Jilly Cooper, Zoe Heller, James Fox and Nicholas Tomalin.


In February 1962, The Sunday Times launched  – the UK’s first colour newspaper supplement. “My God, this is going to be a disaster,” groaned Roy Thomson, the then owner of The Sunday Times.


Mark Boxer, the first editor of the Magazine later recalled;  the public liked the colour so much - that about a quarter of a million new readers were attracted to the newspaper. From the outset, the Magazine enthralled readers with the peerless quality of its writing and photojournalism, while offering advertisers the opportunity to pitch their wares in full colour to a new generation of consumers.


Fifty years later, and much emulated, the Magazine continues to innovate. With its unique Spectrum photography section, it remains the first port of call for the world’s best photographers and photojournalists.


Sarah Baxter, editor of The Sunday Times Magazine, said, “We’re still here and producing the most exciting journalism and photography in the business. I grew up with The Sunday Times Magazine and am proud to be continuing a glorious tradition.”


 Join The Sunday Times Magazine for their very special celebration:

The Sunday Times:

Above image Ronald Reagan shooting 1981





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