By Kyle Almond
Jim Marshall had an all-access pass with some of the 20th century’s greatest musicians.
He was the photographer when Johnny Cash flicked off the camera at San Quentin State Prison. He was backstage with Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. He toured with the Rolling Stones and photographed the Beatles’ final paid concert.
“He was one of the pioneers of music photography,” said Amelia Davis, Marshall’s longtime assistant. “People have called him pretty much the godfather of rock ‘n’ roll photography.”
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New York magazine names "Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture" a top gift pick for 2019.
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By MIchael Molenda
A Legend Lovingly Remembered…
Chronicle Books is set to release a masterful tribute to photographer Jim Marshall (1936-2010) on August 30, 2019.
Entitled Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture, the collection of Jim’s exquisite, vibey, joyful, and sometimes tear-inducing photos was put together by his long-time personal assistant Amelia Davis. Her professional and personal relationship to Jim was such that he left her his entire estate—pretty much entrusting her to carry on his legacy—and Amelia now owns and runs Jim Marshall Photography LLC.
Such deep access to Jim’s life’s work made it possible for Amelia to include more than 70 images that have never been seen before amongst the 200+ photos included in this volume. While many fans know of Jim from his brilliant photos of ’60s and ’70s rockers, he was far more than a rock photog, and this career-spanning anthology should surprise and delight readers with its expansive portraiture of jazz icons, political and civil rights events, coal miners, denizens of Times Square, and other subjects.
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Rare Jim Marshall Photos of Bob Dylan, Zeppelin, Stones Preview SXSW Doc Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)
"Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall" turns a lens on the photographer of some of rock’s most iconic images.
BY JEFF CORNELL
Jim Marshall, the artist behind some of classic rock’s most legendary images, including Jimi Hendrix lighting his guitar on fire at Monterey in 1967 and Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin in 1969, is the subject of a new documentary film. “Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall,” directed by Alfred George Bailey (“Gregory Porter Don’t Forget Your Music”), holds its South By Southwest (SXSW) premiere on Friday, March 15.
In advance of the Austin screening, Variety reveals some rare and never-before-seen photos of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and a proof sheet from 1969’s Woodstock.
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From The Week magazine.
'The origin story of the peace sign' is an insightful review of PEACE (Reel Art Press), the celebrated new book of Jim Marshall's photography, which chronicles the peace sign's evolution and significance.
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