Rod Stewart once sang, “every picture tells a story” and he wasn’t kidding. If you haven’t gotten around to the “Who Shot Rock & Roll” exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography, I urge you do so before it closes on October 21st. I went a couple of times, for the exhibit and for the lecture series. I took the audio tour and got to hear the photographers tell amazing stories behind photos of The Clash, the Ramones, John Lennon and others. It was so great to get a look a music legends from the past that I’ve missed and those that have inspired me from my childhood to today.
The Thursday night lectures have been total sell-outs and it makes for a mesmerizing evening of hearing the first-hand stories of how photographers such as Ed Colver, Bob Gruen, Roberta Bayley and Ebet Roberts got their famous shots – it’s not all fun and glamour – oh the stories they can tell! If you missed some of the lectures and can’t make it to the remaining ones, luckily, you can check out the recordings on the website HERE.
But if you’re a fan of rock ‘n’ roll and photography, this is one show you won’t want to miss – so get out there.
Long live rock!