One of the most iconic photographers of the rock era with an eye for bringing out the humanity in oft-mysterious stars, Jim Marshall was the chief photographer at Woodstock, shot the Beatles' final ticketed concert and captured one of the most beloved Bob Dylan photos of all time. Amelia Davis' new book, Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture, includes legendary shots and some previously unseen photos from the late talent.
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From Literary Hub
Book Excerpt: Essay by Michelle Margetts
"The most over-the-top festival for social impact, size of crowd, quality of vibe, and quantity of mud, plus nausea-inducing porta-potties, was the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair. It was held on 600 or so acres leased from Max Yasgur’s dairy farm near Bethel, New York (more than 40 miles southwest of Woodstock, New York; I guess the “Bethel Festival” just didn’t have the right ring to it). The Woodstock festival was three days of cultural and musical experimentation, melded with a very, very heavy dose of, well, doses."
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Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture makes Fast Company's August 2019 creative calendar.
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From the Daily Beast
By Elizabeth Hunt Brockway
It’s not uncommon for Jim Marshall photographs to be included in tributes of music legends and civil rights greats alike.
His portraits of rock n’ roll legends—like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones—throughout the 1960s and 70s launched his career and helped define both rock n’ roll photography and the way we remember the stars of the era. Marshall was able to capture musicians both in commanding onstage moments of performance (like his iconic photograph of Johnny Cash flipping off the camera during his performance at San Quentin), and in quiet and almost somber, private moments as well (just look to his equally famous photograph of Bob Dylan playing with a tire in a dirty Greenwich Village).
Containing over 200 photographs, more than 70 of which have never been published before, the new book, Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture, is a fitting tribute and retrospective of Marshall’s career. It was compiled by Amelia Davis, his longtime assistant.
Here, a selection of images from the book, showcasing Marshall’s unique ability to capture the humanity in superstars, as well of that in average anonymous Americans.
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A photo review of selected images of "Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture."
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