Between Midnight and Day features many of the most important photographs from Dick Waterman's unparalleled vintage blues archive. Beginning in 1964 with the rediscovery of legendary blues singer Son House, Waterman established Avalon Productions, the first agency devoted exclusively to managing and promoting blues muscians. While acting as their manager, he photographed blues legends like Son House, Skip James, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Booker White, Arthur Crudup, John Hurt, Robert Pete Williams, and many more.

This exhibition celebrates the publication of Between Midnight and Day: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive (Thunder's Mouth Press/Insight Editions, 2003), which includes, along with his images, Waterman's vivid accounts of such musicians as John Lee Hooker, Sippie Wallace, Eric Clapton, Bobby Blue Bland, Janis Joplin, Willie Dixon, Furry Lewis, Bob Dylan, Luther Allison, and Fred McDowell. WIth a foreword by Chris Murray, a preface by Bonnie Raitt, and an introduction by Peter Guralnick, Between Midnight and Day: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive provides a compelling visual and oral history of the rich legacy of the blues.

Mississippi John Hurt and Skip James, Newport Folk Festival, 1964

"Many of Dick Waterman's images have remained unseen for 30 years or more, like the lost, breeze-borne tunes of undiscovered bluesmen. Now they share the fate of the blues veterans they depict: resonant again after decades in the dark."

-David Friend, Vanity Fair

John Lee Hooker, Santa Cruz, CA, 1996
Buddy Guy, Cambridge, 1968
Chuck Berry At Carnegie Hall, New York, 1965
Bobby Bland, Ann Arbor, 1969
Dick Waterman's photographs are available to collectors through Govinda Gallery. To order, or for more information, please contact Govinda Gallery at:

(202) 333-1180

Between Midnight and Day: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive, featuring the photographs and stories of Dick Waterman, is available through Insight Editions. Between Midnight and Day is also available as a deluxe, limited edition, signed, book and print set. To order, or for more information, please contact:

Insight Editions

(800) 688-2218
17 Paul Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

For more information or interviews please contact: Govinda Gallery