Flash Essay: A Must-See Photo Exhibit If You Love Rock & Roll

We just returned from the Annenberg Space for Photography in Beverly Hills where we saw an exhibition called, “Who Shot Rock and Roll.” This featured 166 photos from the top rock photographers of the ’50’s – present, with photos of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa,

Boy Dylan, The Doors, Tina Turner etc., etc., etc.

 

Along with the photos, there’s a documentary specially made for the Annenberg with interviews with many of those photographers and their experiences getting to take pictures of this iconic artists and bands.

Admission is free and the exhibition is there until October 7.

Here is a link to the site, which gives more information: http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/exhibitions/current-exhibition

I highly recommend this exhibit. It is really well done with intimate, non-posed photos of many of these artists. And the documentary will take you right back to the ’60’s and ’70’s. It’s a fun way to spend an evening and if you park over at Century City mall and walk the block to the Annenberg, then you can even park for free for three hours.

A strong thumbs-up from me for the exhibition. A definite must-see if you love rock and roll.

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7 Comments

  1. Pat St. John said,

    July 28, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    That might be something we try to do when we come out to visit next! Thanks! :)

    • Len Leatherwood said,

      July 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Definitely, Pat. You’d enjoy it.

  2. Nancilynn said,

    July 29, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Rock ON!!!!!Sounds totally far out! <——-a groovy place to be, too!

    • Len Leatherwood said,

      July 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      Absolutely, Nancilynn. Rock on!

  3. Sarah Hensley said,

    July 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    We saw a stunning exhibit of opera costumes there earlier this year. Big fun for someone who was a costumer in a former life.

    • July 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      Yes, the Annenberg is a great addition to the arts community in LA. I’m sure the opera costumes exhibit was a fun one, especially for you, Sarah!

  4. July 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I don’t mind catching a ride if anyone’s going up from my side of the pond. I’m terrible with driving instructions…well, after the flight. Seriously, this sounds like a wonderful exhibit.


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