Thursday, March 25, 2010

UK’s First Woman Sports Photographer Hy Money Exhibits at Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre London

Hy Money

A selection of Hy Money’s outstanding photos of the world’s greatest stars of film, TV and sport spanning four decades are on display at Leinster Gardens, London W2, near Hyde Park.

London, United KingdomHy Money, the first woman sports photographer in the UK and former official photographer of Crystal Palace FC is exhibiting a selection of her work at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre London, 42 Leinster Gardens, W2 3AN until 15 May 2010.

Ian Wright. Copyright Hy Money.

The exhibition features unique photos of football legends such as Ronaldo, John Terry, Wayne Bridge, Ashley Cole and Ian Wright from his Crystal Palace days, as well as a reunion of players from the 1966 World Cup Winning Team.

Despite Hy’s football past, her collection is most certainly not limited to photos of footballers. Her display includes a wide range of celebrities from all walks of life including tennis ace Bjorn Borg, the artist Andy Warhol and many others.

Dame Judy Dench. Copyright Hy Money.

Hy Money has had a passion for photography for almost four decades which started when she photographed her first born child with her Box Brownie camera, progressing through to the sophisticated digital equipment she uses to-day. This journey has seen her capture split second action using manual focus 35mm with black and white film, to point and shoot auto focus in glorious digital Technicolor. Along the way, she has come face to face with legends in the world of cinema from Elizabeth Taylor to Dame Judy Dench; sporting heroes from Mohammad Ali to George Best and Christiano Ronaldo; and in the world of politics, she has captured Margaret Thatcher at the height of her power to the present day and hundreds of others in between.

Elizabeth Taylor. Copyright Hy Money.

"I was flattered to be invited to show some of my work at the Celebrity Centre, London," said Hy. "And although it is just a small sample of my work, I hope people who come to view it will enjoy it."

Exhibition Director, Mike Ricketts, said, "We are delighted to have a small yet varied selection of Hy's work on show, both in colour and in black and white. The exhibition clearly demonstrates the scale of Hy's incredible ability to capture the moment with the celebrities she photographs.

Sir Alf Ramsey. Copyright Hy Money.

We also are very grateful to the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre for providing the exhibition space which has enabled it to be made available free of charge to the public."

Fabio Capello. Copyright Hy Money.

Hy Money's Photographic Exhibition


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Opening times:
10:00am to 10:00pm Mon-Fri and from 9:00am to 6:30pm on Sat-Sun
Until 15 May 2010


About Hy Money
Aged nineteen she arrived at Tilbury Docks from Bombay, with fifteen pounds in her pocket and a Box Brownie camera given to her by her mother, with a request to send her a picture of Buckingham Palace, once she had settled in her new life. Today, Hy is acknowledged as the first woman sports photographer in Fleet Street. Her photos were regularly seen in books, in magazines and on the sports pages. Her first pass eventually took her onwards to such places as the Theatre, Politics, Sports, Corporate Functions and even to Royal occasions.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Ricketts
Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre
42 Leinster Gardens
W2 3AN
+44 (0)20 7262 2000

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