New LA Exhibition: Who Shot Rock & Roll?
Dodgy phone camera and shaky point/shoot pictures aside (although these do have their place!), there’s no disputing that concert photography is something of an art. Over the years, there have been many an iconic concert photo taken and this summer, the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, are celebrating that fact with their exhibition Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present.
The collection will serve to highlight the creative and collaborative role that photographers played in the history of rock music and from what we’ve heard so far it sounds like it’s well worth checking out. There will be a showcase of 166 prints from a huge range of iconic photographers, an original documentary film featuring behind the scenes footage with the exhibit photographers plus appearances from the likes of Alice Cooper, and an installation featuring a slideshow of 80 images by Henry Diltz taken between 1966-1990 set to a soundtrack.
Who Shot Rock & Roll will open on June 23, 2012 and runs through October 7, 2012. You can check out the teaser video here: