Originally shown and created by the Brooklyn Museum with Gail Buckland, Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present is a major group exhibition exclusively devoted to rock photographers. The summer show includes 166 prints by over 100 iconic photographers and features an original documentary film produced exclusively for the Annenberg Space for Photography.
“The film will be shown in vivid detail on two 14’ by 7’ screens in 4K resolution and will feature new photographs, interviews and behind the scenes footage with exhibit photographers Ed Colver, Henry Diltz, Jill Furmanovsky, Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Gruen, Norman Seeff, Mark Seliger and Guy Webster. Shot in Los Angeles, New York and the United Kingdom, the film will also include appearances by recording artists such as Alice Cooper and Henry Rollins, as well as rock photography über-collector Michael Ochs, Grammy-winning album cover designer Gary Burden and guest curator and author Gail Buckland”.
First Image Credit : © Ian Dickson, The Ramones, 1977
© Allan Tannenbaum, Lennon/Ono, from John and Yoko: A New York Love Story
© Max Vadukul, Amy Winehouse, May 18, 2007
The Los Angeles showing of this exhibit is the only one on the western coast of the United States and will feature world-renowned photographers such as Amy Arbus, Diane Arbus, Roberta Bayley, Ed Caraeff, Stephanie Chernikowski, Danny Clinch, Ed Colver, Anton Corbijn, Henry Diltz, Jill Furmanovsky, Godlis, Lynn Goldsmith, Jean-Paul Goude, Bob Gruen, Ross Halfin, Dennis Hopper, Richard Kern, David LaChapelle, Michael Lavine, Annie Leibovitz, Laura Levine, Gered Mankowitz, Jim Marshall, Ryan McGinley, Marcia Resnick, Stephane Sednaoui, Norman Seeff, Mark Seliger, Pennie Smith, Storm Thorgerson, Albert Watson, Guy Webster and many others.
© Jerry Schatzberg, Frank Zappa
© Michael Putland, Mick Jagger, taken 1982; printed 1990s
“In addition, visitors will see a slideshow of 80 images by Henry Diltz taken between 1966-1990 set to a soundtrack. Woven into the lively exhibit, brief music videos will include Sonic Youth’s Death Valley ’69 by Judith Barry and Richard Kern, U2’s One and Electrical Storm by Anton Corbijn, Grace Jones’ One Man Show by Jean-Paul Goude, The Vines’ Outtathaway by David LaChapelle and Björk’s Big Time Sensuality by Stéphane Sednaoui and a video of Elvis performing “Heartbreak Hotel” from the TV program, “Stage Show.”
© Laura Levine, REM
© Barry Feinstein, Bob Dylan, London, England 1966
Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present opens at the Annenberg Space for Photography on June 23, 2012 and runs through October 7, 2012.