Want to be surrounded by rock ‘n roll’s greatest? Now showing at the Annenberg Space For Photography in Los Angeles is Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, and running through October 7. As a self-confessed rock & roll chick, to be in the midst of the greatest rock legends and all the talent that oozed from the iconic photographers was like I had died and gone to heaven.
The group show features over 166 prints, divided into 8 sections – behind the scenes, live performances and stirring portraits of musical stars – from over 100 photographers, including Annie Leibovitz, David LaChapelle, Ryan McGinley and Linda McCartney, Bob Gruen, Lynn Goldsmith, Anton Corjin and Albert Watson. Make sure not to miss the series on Bob Dylan by photographer Barry Feinstein that is slightly tucked away. In addition, there is an original short documentary film directed by Steve Kochones, and produced exclusively for the Annenberg Space for Photography that shows more than 500 photographs, behind-the-scenes footage with exhibit photographers and transparent interviews with them that provides for telling insights behind the lens.
On Thursdays, from 6:30pm-8pm, there is a free lecture series that includes fabulous stories by the world’s top rock and roll photographers (requires advanced registration). For the following 2 Saturdays The Annenberg Space has partnered with acclaimed Los Angeles public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) to create free outdoor live music (advance RSVP required) to tie in with the exhibit.
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067