Nightclubbing in Studio Fifth Floor: An exhibition of iconic party photography 

Anna Solomon

4 October 2021

As part of a month-long celebration of technology at Harrods, celebrity photographer Richard Young and historical camera manufacturer Leica have joined forces to create an exhibition dedicated to nightclubbing 

4 October 2021 | Anna Solomon

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f you consider yourself technologically inclined, and you just have to have the latest games console, camera, or sound system, there’s an event happening this month that you should know about.

It’s Tech Month at Harrods. For the duration of October, the Knightsbridge store will play host to an array of eye-opening exhibitions and events revolving around the wonder of technology. Head to the fifth floor to test-drive the latest and greatest in gadgets and gizmos.

Dita Von Teese, Bungalow 8, New York, 2008

As part of Tech Month, an exhibition by celebrity photographer and photojournalist Richard Young is opening on 4 October. Nightclubbing in Studio Fifth Floor is the result of a collaboration between Harrods Technology and Leica, the 107-year-old German camera company, and features iconic party shots taken by Young at star-studded venues over the course of his (ongoing) four-decade career.

The exhibition is especially inspired by Studio 54 – the legendary Manhattan nightclub frequented by models, actors, and artists. Young’s experiences as a fly-on-the-wall during the club’s heady lifespan are fascinatingly documented.

Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, Annabel’s, London, 2000

The images are all from Young’s new book, Nightclubbing, a catalogue of images taken during the 1970s, '80s, '90s and '00s.

Young shot to prominence as a photographer to the stars thanks to an exceptional eye that unerringly captured a certain candour in his subjects. The privileged insight that he provided into the world of celebrity has drawn intrigue and acclaim from his audiences.

Alongside the exhibition, Young will be offering one-on-one portrait sessions at the Leica Akademie room in Harrods on Monday 18 October. For £500, customers can be photographed like a celebrity. He will also be hosting a book signing event on 12 October.

Read more: In conversation with celebrity photographer Andy Gotts

'Nightclubbing in Studio Fifth Floor', 4-31 October, Harrods. All prints from the exhibition are available to purchase, please contact harrods@leica-camera.com for more information. To book a portrait session or attend the book signing, please visit store.leica-camera.com