Fan of The Jam becomes the band's semi-official photographer – and gets exhibition

Paul Weller The Jam
(Image credit: Future / Digital Camera World)

All music photographers start somewhere, often as fans or sometimes even musicians themselves. Derek D'Souza was a fan of English rock and mod revival band, The Jam, shooting images of the group from within the crowd at its live gigs and kickstarting a career as its semi-official photographer during the Eighties.

Iconic images of The Jam captured by D'Souza will be exhibited at the Barbican Music Library in London, England, in a free exhibition open to all from 14 January. The exhibition called 'True is The Dream' showcases images captured of the band, and frontman Paul Weller, over four decades. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.