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SF Jazz Center exhibit
Wed, 09/07/2016
Hoodline.com: Jazzy Jim Marshall Photo Installation

by Rose Garrett

A new public photography installation has gone up in the windows of the long-vacant San Francisco Unified School District building at Fell & Franklin.

Installed by neighboring SFJAZZ and curated by SFJAZZ photographer laureate Jim Goldberg, the new installation displays works by celebrated photographer Jim Marshall, who made his name documenting musicians of the '60s and '70s. 

Installed by neighboring SFJAZZ and curated by SFJAZZ photographer laureate Jim Goldberg, the new installation displays works by celebrated photographer Jim Marshall, who made his name documenting musicians of the '60s and '70s. 

"The installation will include 24 photographs, featuring Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Mary Lou Williams, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Charles Lloyd, and current SFJAZZ resident artistic director Mary... more

Wes Montgomery
Wed, 09/07/2016
British Journal of Photography: Jim Marshall’s photos of 60s jazz festivals...

Written by Jacob Brookman

Jim Marshall’s photos of 60s jazz festivals capture the many greats of the ‘first uniquely American art form’.

A new release celebrates the work of Grammy-award winning ‘father of music photography’, Jim Marshall as he documented American jazz festivals during the 1960s. Featuring icons such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Nina Simone, the collection includes a variety of previously unseen images in a dynamic exploration of these revolutionary and unique musical happenings.

Jim Marshall managed to get the kind of access most photographers can only dream about. He was present at The Beatles’ final paid live show at Candlestick Park, for Jimi Hendrix’s flaming guitar antics in Monterey and – perhaps most difficult of all – on site for the live recording of Johnny Cash at San Quentin Prison.

A professional of finely-tuned... more

Jazz Festival cover photo
Tue, 09/06/2016
BBC Arts: Black and white and heard all over …

Jazz Festival: Jim Marshall is a lavish new book celebrating the legendary rock photographer's early work at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals of the 1960s. Some 600 black-and-white images, most previously unseen, capture not only the musical icons of the time, but the freedom, excitement and intimacy of the events, whose integrated crowds led the way for the civil rights movement. ALLAN CAMPBELL introduces a selection of Marshall's best shots.

Jimi Hendrix setting fire to his guitar at Monterey. Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin. An out-of-it Janis Joplin backstage at the Winterland. Just a handful of the classic shots which made the late Jim Marshall the pre-eminent photographer of the rock era. No question.

Jazz Festival cover photo
Sat, 09/03/2016
The Guardian: Jazz was the catalyst for change': Jim Marshall’s images of...

by Sean O'Hagan

“Jim was a guy you either loved or hated, there was no in-between,” says Amelia Davis, Jim Marshall’s erstwhile assistant and now archivist. “If he loved you, he would lie down in front of a truck for you. If he hated you, he would happily drive the truck over you.”

Marshall, who died in 2010, is known as the father of modern music photography – Jimi Hendrix setting light to his guitar, a young Bob Dylan rolling a car tyre down a New York street, Johnny Cash “flipping the bird” on stage in San Quentin prison. While managers and minders may have bridled at his combative approach – he demanded total access before accepting an assignment – performers seemed to have sensed, in his upfront attitude and commitment to his craft, a kindred spirit. “They loved him. He was one of the guys,” says Davis. “But more importantly, they trusted him because he was so good... more

Workers' Rights
Fri, 08/05/2016
'If This Art Could Vote'

Jim Marshall iconic photo of Cesar Chavez as interpreted by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey in "Workers' Rights" is the first of 5 pieces from to be featured in Huffington Post's "If This Art Could Vote" - a collection of political art! Check out ifthisartcouldvote.huffingtonpost.com.

Debuting this summer, American Civics is the first-ever collaboration between acclaimed contemporary artist Shepard Fairey and the estate of legendary photographer Jim Marshall. In it, Fairey interprets Marshall’s iconic photography from the 1960s, including images of Johnny Cash, Cesar Chavez, and Fannie Lee Chaney, with five new works, vividly depicting the humanity behind some of our country’s enduring social justice issues: Voting Rights, Mass Incarceration, Workers’ Rights, Gun Culture, and Two Americas.

The artwork will be on... more

"Jazz Festival" book cover
Fri, 07/01/2016
'Jazz Festival: Jim Marshall,' the definitive book on '60s jazz...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reel Art Press is proud to present Jazz Festival: Jim Marshall, a perfect tribute to the legendary photographer. Containing 95 percent previously unseen images, the book captures the freedom, the excitement and the intimacy of the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals of the 1960s. All of the Jazz Icons are here; Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Wes Mongomery, Ben Webster, Nina Simone, Theolonious Monk, John Coltrane and so many more.

Marshall’s inimitable lens immortalized them all, and his unrestricted access meant that he got the shots others only dreamed about. Effortlessly cool, they capture not only the thrill of the performers and their private, unguarded moments but the unique atmosphere and sense of lightness and openness among the crowd: old, young, black, white.

Download the full PRESS RELEASE below.

american civics: voting rights
Fri, 05/06/2016
Shepard Fairey and the Jim Marshall Estate Announce “American Civics”

Shepard Fairey and the Jim Marshall Estate Announce “American Civics”

Fairey interprets Marshall’s iconic photography with Fine Art Limited screen prints depicting social justice issues: Voting Rights, Mass Incarceration, Workers’ Rights, Gun Culture, and Two Americas

Los Angeles, April 28, 2016: Debuting this summer, American Civics is the first-ever collaboration between acclaimed contemporary artist Shepard Fairey and the estate of legendary photographer Jim Marshall. In it, Fairey interprets Marshall’s iconic photography from the 1960s, including images of Johnny Cash, Cesar Chavez, and Fannie Lee Chaney, with five new works, vividly depicting the humanity behind some of our country’s enduring social justice issues: Voting Rights, Mass Incarceration, Workers’ Rights, Gun Culture, and Two Americas.

Social issues... more

Tue, 11/24/2015
Interview with Carlos Santana about "Jim Marshall Seen Through the Eyes of...

From KPIX: Interview with Carlos Santana about his curated exhibit "Jim Marshall Seen Through the Eyes of Carlos Santana."  Curated by Santana, forty images, many on public display for the first time, are at Mumm Napa.

Carlos Santana decks
Mon, 11/02/2015
FTC Skateboarding, Jim Marshall Photography LLC and Carlos Santana Team Up for...

FTC Skateboarding, Jim Marshall Photography LLC and Carlos Santana, in association with San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE), announce a new series of limited-collector-edition FTC skateboard deck sets showcasing influential images of music icon Carlos Santana taken at Woodstock by renowned rock photographer Jim Marshall.

The decks will be released Friday, November 20 at FTC Skateboarding (1632 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117), with a kickoff event at noon featuring special guests and a selection of Jim Marshall's photography.

These special-edition five-piece deck sets are double-sided pentaptychs, that is, when a side is displayed together, a panoramic image is formed. One side features Marshall’s iconic photo of Santana at Woodstock; the reverse side, Marshall’s famous fisheye photo of Santana on the Woodstock stage amid a sea of people. Produced in a limited run of... more

Mike Bloomfield
Thu, 10/15/2015
In case you missed this … Jim Marshall, cultural icon

The work of Jim Marshall, noted photographer and chronicler of music history, is much in demand in today's storytelling.

The passage of time has been kind to the music, fashion and art of the music revolution, as evidenced by the recent resurgence of their influences in mainstream culture. Legendary musicians who have taken to the road once again—many, on nostalgic, commemorative tours—or returned to the studio to record retrospective albums have furthered the cachet of the decades-old music scene and kindled intense interest in the players and stories behind the music. In 2015 alone, dozens of movies, documentaries, books and exhibitions have emerged recounting the creative forces that shaped music history or have drawn upon the music and iconic images of those musicians to relate fictional tales or to produce original multimedia art forms. In all these genres, the... more

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