An exhibition of photography by war hero Terence Spencer is coming to the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this summer, opening on 19th July. With two audacious careers, first as a World War II fighter pilot and later as a celebrated photo-journalist for American magazine LIFE;
'Living Dangerously' will showcase the work Terry did to capture momentous events from the swinging sixties and the rise of The Beatles to the horror of conflicts in the Congo, Vietnam and Northern Ireland. The exhibition has been curated by Terry's eldest daughter, Cara Spencer, who was left a remarkable photo archive of over one million negatives when her father passed away in 2009. Commenting on the new exhibition, Cara says 'Dad led quite a life. He was a combination of Biggles and James Bond all rolled into one. The show will tell the story of his remarkable life, as well as the lives of those he captured so poignantly onfilm. We'll have black and white reportage photographs and huge colour images, as well as memorabilia from his time in the RAF. I'm looking forward to sharing the iconic works and hidden gems of dad's collection with visitors to the museum'.