Debbie Harry and her Blondie bandmates marked the band's 40th anniversary by launching a special photography exhibition in New York on Monday (22Sep14).

Harry and guitarist Chris Stein, who formed the group in 1974, have launched a career retrospective at the iconic Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan in honour of the milestone.

The show is packed with pictures taken by Stein throughout the band's time together, as well as snaps by famous photographers including Annie Leibovitz and Robert Mapplethorpe.

Stars including Sting turned out for the launch party on Monday night.

The exhibition runs until 29 September (14) at the Chelsea Storefront Gallery.