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Graham Nash

Graham Nash has helped shape the world around him through ideas, innovations, and influential works of art for more than four decades. A legendary singer/songwriter, Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer and digital imaging pioneer. He rose to fame with British Invasion hit makers ‘The Hollies’ and went on to form ‘Crosby, Stills & Nash’ in 1968. Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, and is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Nash is also widely known as an activist in support of causes related to social justice, peace, environmental stewardship and progressive politics. Graham Nash was born in Blackpool, 2nd February 1942, where his mother had been evacuated to during World War Two. His family returned to Salford and this is where Nash grew up and met band mate Allan Clarke with whom he formed ‘The Hollies’. Inspired by his father, an amateur photographer, Nash first started taking pictures when he was ten years old: “I had a camera before I had a guitar” he remembers. Nash has exhibited his photography worldwide. His work is collected in the book Eye to Eye: Photographs by Graham Nash, and he curates others; work in Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock ‘n’ Roll Photographs Selected by Graham Nash. In a third book (and CD collection), Off The Record, Nash’s Manuscript Originals presents handwritten images of the lyrics from 25 of the world’s best loved songs. In 1990, he established Nash Editions, now one of the world’s top photographic printmaking houses – and recognised by the Smithsonian Institution for its role in the invention of digital fine art printing. Graham Nash's photographs have been exhibited in the 2013 Proud Camden Exhibition Graham Nash: Life on the Road.