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1925 Born on 16 June to a Chinese mother and an English father, in Hong Kong
1940 First visit to Australia, then back to Hong Kong
1941 Interned by the Japanese at Stanley Internment Camp, with his family, for the duration of World War 11
1945 The Morley family is repatriated to London
1946 Two joyous years of compulsary service with the RAF
1949 First visit to Italy
1951 First visit to France
1952 Studies Life Drawing at Academie La Grande Chaumiere and rents a studio in Paris. Marries the divine Patricia Clifford
1957 Lewis Morley Junior is born. First photographs published - a six page profile in Photography Magazine titled 'Lewis Morley, Painter/Photographer'
1958 First photo published in the Tatler where he became a regular. Morley takes up photography full-time and buys a Rollei 6x6
1959 Lindsay Anderson invites Morley to try his hand at theatre photography. With the success of Sargeant Musgrave's Dance, Anderson asks him to photograph Billy Liar with the young Albert Finney. There follows a decade-long association with the Royal Court.
1960 Over the next few years Morley photographs over 100 West End productions of play and dramatically changes the look of front-of-house pix. Photographs Beyond the Fringe, and is offered a position as resident photographer at Peter Cook's satiric London nightclub, The Establishment. Has first one-man show at Kodak Gallery, Regent Street. Photographs David Frost and from this That Was the Week That Was for Ned Sherrin, and other Frost comic ventures.
1961 Photographs Barry Humphries for The establishment, and so begins a long friendship
1962 West End productions include photographs of the then-fringe players Susannah York, Tom Courtney, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Anthony Hopkins, Nicol Williamson and John Hurt, among many others
1963 First published photograph of Twiggy in Go and Jean Shrimpton in London Life. Through Peter Cook he photographs Christine Keeler at the height of the Profumo Scandal
1964 Extensive fashion and style work for English newspapers, with Morley often utilising "non-models" like Susannah York, Dudley Moore and Charlotte Rampling.
1965 Directs an extended film clip of the Yardbirds performing as a promotion for the first US tour. Lewis Morley; the Reluctant Photographer is shot by Pathe Pictorial in the Lewis Morley Studios
1971 Emigrates to Australia with his family and finds extensive work with style magazines, often working in colour. His photographs are on 33 of the first 75 Australian Belle magazines. Works with Babette Hayes and enjoys a life of colour, travel, interiors and cooking, while working for magazines such as Pol and Dolly
1987 Morley sells his studio
1989 His retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery, London commences during the release of the film Scandal - on Keeler and Profumo
1992 Publishes his autobiography Black and White Lies in Imprint, introduced by Barry Humphries
1993 Observer Magazine published a 9page cover feature on 'The Man Who Shot the Sixties'. The State Library of New South Wales hosts a retrospective of his work from 1960 as Right Time, Right Place
1999 Lewis Morley appears in the Contemporary Australian Photographers series
2003 Lewis Morley, Photographer a documentary film on his working life, is produced as a DVD to coincide with his retrospective Myself and Eye at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.
2006 Retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
2011 Lewis Morley: I to EYE published by T & G
2011 Lewis Morley's A Corridor of Keelers at Maitland Regional Art Gallery
2012 Pere et Fils: Morley & Son at Gallery 88, Redfern
2013 Lewis Morley departed on September 3rd


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