JOHNNY CASH EXHIBIT in Edinburgh in 2012.
"A Hero of the True West, Photographs of Johnny Cash by Jim Marshall" made its first appearance in Scotland, at Summerhall, from October 6 through November 24, and included a selection of never-before-seen images of Johnny Cash from the final book developed with Jim Marshall, Pocket Cash.
Jim Marshall met Johnny Cash in 1963 in New York and quickly became not only the Man in Black’s favorite photographer (allowed unprecedented access to Cash and his family both at work and at play) but also a close family friend. For nearly 10 years Marshall joined Cash on the road and photo-documented the musician’s famous prison concerts at Folsom and San Quentin, meetings with other famous country and western heroes and the day-to-day family life, which mostly consisted of long periods of touring on a bus around America’s heartlands.
This exhibition of 30 portraits by Jim was mixed with social documentation of a time in Johnny Cash's life when Cash struggled with the demons of despair and drugs and eventually refound his faith, receiving critical and popular acclaim for the nationally networked "Johnny Cash Show" and ultimately successful treatment for his addictions.
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