On exhibit at the Leica Gallery LA, Jim Marshall's stunning black-and-white photographic studies of the peace sign, a symbol embraced by the counterculture movement, which remains relevant as the universal message of free speech, opposition to war, nuclear disarmament, and hope. These limited-edition prints are from the critically acclaimed book, Peace (Reel Art Press), which features a foreword by artist Shepard Fairey, text by music writer Peter Doggett, and an afterword by singer, peace-activist, and longtime friend of Jim Marshall, Joan Baez.
Jim Marshall, one of the most celebrated photographers of the twentieth century, has taken some of the most recognized images in the history of music photography. As a dedicated cultural observer and photojournalist, Jim also adored street photography, and pursued several personal projects in between official assignments. One such project was documenting the evolution of the recently created CND peace symbol as it morphed from a specifically "No Nukes" context into a broader, more universal symbol that represented the key principles of the global countercultural movement of the 1960s. Over several years Jim quietly amassed a large number of these images and specifically tabled them in his archives on an index card scrawled with a peace symbol, where they remained unseen and unpublished until now.
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