A VIEW OF ROCK AND ROLL FROM BEHIND THE LENS
Starting this weekend, you (*and your older kids) can take a romp through rock history from the perspective of the photographer. These are the geniuses that float silently in and out of the chaos that is sound and spectacle, capturing the likes of Elvis Presley, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Blondie, Tina Turner, Madonna, Tupac and so many more.
This weekend “Who Shot Rock and Roll” opens at the Annenberg Space for Photography. This spectacular exhibit will take you on a journey through rock music from 1955 to the present, featuring 166 prints from iconic 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.
I had a chance to preview the exhibit today along with the documentary that weaves together interviews, images, music and story, sharing the unique experience that only the photographer has as voyeur and participant in the world of rock.
Don’t miss their upcoming Iris Nights Lecture Series for great talks on the subject or the series of free live summer concerts organized in conjunction with KCRW. Concerts start at 7pm and will beheld on the outdoor plaza adjacent to the Photography Space.
SATURDAY, JULY 14
MOBY Live Acoustic Performance + DJ Set with KCRW DJ Jason Bentley
SATURDAY, JULY 21
T. Rex’s “THE SLIDER” 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
featuring PORTUGAL. THE MAN and KCRW VS. T. REX SOUNDCLASH Remix EP Release Party with
KCRW DJs Dan Wilcox & Gary Calamar
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
A night of music celebrating “CHIMES OF FREEDOM: THE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN”
featuring RAPHAEL SAADIQ, BAND OF SKULLS with KCRW DJ Anne Litt
RSVP is required. No tickets are needed. However, registered guests must collect wristbands upon arrival at check in to gain access to concerts. Admission is free. Advance registration at KCRW.com is required for every show, and all who register will be automatically entered to win a deluxe gift bag at the end of the series.
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Self-parking in the underground garage at Century Park, the business office complex in which the Photography Space is located, is a flat rate of $1 with validation.
*Please be aware that some of the photographs and films in Who Shot Rock & Roll contain graphic imagery and language – including drug use, nudity, profanity, sexual content and violence – and may not be appropriate for all ages.