Rock n' Roll The Early Days (Documentary)
Who Shot Rock and Roll by Gail Buckland
The exhibit was organized by guest curator Gail Buckland at the Brooklyn Museum in The exhibit was a collaboration between Gail Buckland and the Brooklyn Museum, which began after the museum learned that Buckland was writing a book focusing on the photographers behind iconic rock-and-roll photographs. The book serves as the catalogue to this landmark exhibition. The exhibition is in six sections: behind the scenes; career beginnings; live performances; crowds and fans; portraits; images and album covers. Blondie played the opening party on October 29, Debbie Harry changed her hair color to brunette for the occasion.
Look Inside. Oct 20, ISBN The only music photographers whose names are well known are those who themselves have become celebrities. But many of the images that have shaped our consciousness and desire were made by photographers whose names are unfamiliar. Here are Elvis in —not yet mythic but beautiful, tender, vulnerable, sexy, photographed by Alfred Wertheimer.
Here, in more than spectacular images, are great action photographs; portraits of athletes, famous and unknown; the fans who adore them; athletes off the field and behind the scenes; the daily relentless effort of training and achieving physical perfection. Buckland writes that sports photographers have always been central to the technical advancement of photography, that they have designed or demanded longer lenses, faster shutters, motor drives, underwater casings, remote controls, allowing us to see what we could never see before - and hold on to--with the naked eye. Sports are beauty in motion with a powerful competitive edge. The best sports photographers are also artists, carefully crafting their pictures. Yet, their contribution to cultural, art and photographic history is rarely noted. To see human greatness is both to recognize our own personal limitations and delight in what are fellow human beings can physically and mentally achieve.