News > Queen: The Unseen Archive photo exhibition

Added on 05-Jul-2009

Exhibition Runs: 30th July to 13th September 2009

Proud Central presents an intimate photographic portrait of legendary rock band Queen - launching to coincide with the anniversary of the band’s final gig and showcasing revealing, never before seen images.

Selected from photographer Peter Hince’s extensive archive, this exhibition is set to reveal the hugely influential band from the unique perspective of a close friend who spent two decades as Head of Crew during the height of Queen’s fame.

With access to all areas of Queen’s life both on stage and off, Hince’s work exposes the band’s personal face as well as its public facade in an incredibly candid manner, resulting in a photographic profile unlike any other.

An essential must see for any Queen fan, the collection shines light onto a famed ensemble within a firsthand framework available nowhere else.



Peter Hince met Queen as a teenager in 1973, whilst working for Rock band Mott The Hoople, who Queen were supporting on the band’s UK.

Following this Hince was asked to work full time Queen as they began recording the Night at The Opera album.

Hince began as Freddie and John’s roadie, and in the subsequent years became head of the crew, working full time until the end of Queen’s final tour in 1986. As the longest serving member of the band’s crew, Hince developed a strong friendship with the group that shows in his candid and personal images.

Hince subsequently left the music business to become a professional advertising photographer, a career that he continues to this day.

Peter Hince has worked as a BBC Producer on The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody, has been consulted by broadcast press as an expert on Queen and has written a book on the band from an insider’s viewpoint.

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Submitted by: Richard Orchard

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