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Herbie Hancock, Monterey Jazz Festival 1963
Event Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:00pm to Friday, November 17, 2017 - 8:45pm

Leica Gallery

TALK & RECEPTION: November 16, 2017, 5PM–9PM

EXHIBIT ON VIEW: November 2 through December 31, 2017
HOURS: Monday–Saturday, 10AM–7PM; Sunday, 11AM–6PM

Jim Marshall (1936-2010) has been called the most celebrated and prolific photographer of the twentieth century. During the extraordinary rise of popular culture and counterculture in the 1960s, Marshall seemed to be everywhere that mattered. His images of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Brian Jones and Johnny Cash, amongst many more, are woven into the lore of the era. Because Jim lived life alongside his subjects and never betrayed their trust, he was granted second-to-none access. Jim Marshall and Leica Camera are synonymous. Jim used his beloved Leica cameras up until his death in 2010.

Before Jim walked out his front door, he always reached for a Leica to put on his shoulder. It was a ritual he performed every day of his life. Every iconic photograph Jim took was captured with his Leica camera. As Jim once said, “it’s never been just a job it’s been my life.”

The exhibit includes photographs from the books  Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival  and Peace, both published by Reel Art Press, and will feature historic artifacts from his life.