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Janis Joplin, backstage at Winterland, San Francisco, 1968
Sun, 06/12/2011
Rock and Roll Photo: Jim Marshall

From the beginning, Marshall trained his camera on what was to become his exclusive subject, the documentation of people. And his response - both emotional and photographic - was strongest to musicians.

Johnny Cash, Folsom Prison chapel
Sun, 05/01/2011
Three Gallery Exhibitions in March 2011 Celebrated Jim Marshall & Pocket...

A selection of never-before-seen photographs of Johnny Cash from the final book developed with Jim Marshall, Pocket Cash (Chronicle Books, Fall 2010), were featured in exhibitions at JMP LLC's authorized galleries in San Francisco, New York and London.

The shows also marked the one-year anniversary... read more

Sun, 01/09/2011
Jim Marshall Tribute Video by Sean Dana

A video created for Jim Marshall's memorial service.

Sat, 10/23/2010
Pocket Cash by Jim Marshall

"Pocket Cash" includes a selection of never-before-seen images of Johnny Cash from the final book developed with Jim Marshall. 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... read more

Consistently captured moments of real candour: Marshall in 2005
Sat, 06/05/2010
The Independent: Rock photographer who took classic shots …

There are good photographers and there are great photographers; Jim Marshall was one of the latter, an inspirational photojournalist. When he took his Leica to San Francisco's Candlestick Park on 29 August 1966 for another sold-out concert by The Beatles, few – certainly not him – knew the group was kissing goodbye to screams and touring. Marshall repeatedly froze history, sometimes... read more

Fri, 05/14/2010
SF Weekly: Memorial For Legendary Photographer Jim Marshall Monday

Hanging in the living room of Jim Marshall's Castro flat is a photograph of Obama standing in the White House, pointing to a picture of John Coltrane on the wall. Marshall took that Coltrane photo more than 40 years ago in San Francisco Chronicle columnist Ralph J Gleason's living room. Underneath the image of Obama is inscribed, " To Jim--I'm a big fan of yours and John's. Best, Barack Obama... read more

Jim Marshall, 2009; photo credit: Robert Knight
Wed, 03/31/2010

The Water is Muddy, the Belly Is Lead, the Wolf is Howlin, the Heat is Canned. Jim Marshall, Rock and Roll Photography Legend, 74, Dies.

After getting the message about Jim Marshall's passing last Wednesday, my heart went narrow. And my hand -- surely leaked mojo. "Too close for comfort, baby," I thought. "But as always, too far away."

Jim Marshall (Photo credit: Scott Sommerdorf, the Chronicle)
Mon, 03/29/2010
The Guardian UK: Jim Marshall obituary

The photographer Jim Marshall, who has died aged 74, was as colourful and unpredictable as many of the rock stars he shot. "I've been busted a few times for drugs, guns, assault with a deadly weapon," he admitted in a recent documentary about his life and work. "I shot a guy once. It got out of control ... It's just part of who I am."

Sat, 03/27/2010
The London Times: Jim Marshall, photographer

Whether it was Jimi Hendrix setting fire to his guitar, Johnny Cash performing for hardened criminals at San Quentin State Prison, the Beatles leaving the stage after their final concert or the Rolling Stones at their most hedonistic, the photography of Jim Marshall helped to define the golden years of rock music.

Jim Marshall, early 1990s (Photo credit: Jock McDonald)
Fri, 03/26/2010
The Washington Post: Jim Marshall dies …

Jim Marshall, 74, a notoriously abrasive photographer who helped establish rock-and-roll's public image with his intimate and iconic portraits of Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and other performers in the 1960s and '70s, was found dead March 24 at a hotel in New York. The cause of death was not immediately known.