Author Archive

“Desperation is my sweet spot.” – Richard Lewis in Reflections From Hell  // Book

Reflections From Hell: Richard Lewis' Guide on How Not to Live
Exhibition Dates:  powerHouse 2015

Comedian and actor Richard Lewis’ much-anticipated guide on how not to live, Reflections From Hell, is being published next month by powerHouse Books. Accompanied by artist Carl Nicholas Titolo’s brilliant images created especially for the book, Reflections From Hell also features a foreword by Larry David along with a preface by editor Chris Murray. If […]

Savannah, the Varnedoes, and Elvis  //

From left to right: Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Williams, Govinda Gallery artist Carlotta Hester, and Chris Murray at the First African Baptist Church of East Savannah. Copyright © Gordon Varnedoe. All Rights Reserved. I recently visited Savannah, Georgia for a few days. I was shown around that beautiful city by my friend and Savannah native […]

Samuel Charters 1929-2015  //

Sam Charters recording Sleepy John Estes, Brownsville, TN 1962. Photo by Ann Charters. Sam Charters was essential in the revival of blues and folk music in the 60s and 70s. His book The Country Blues and the compilation album of the same title was a key influence on so many musical artists. Bob Dylan, for […]

The Rolling Stones, Gered Mankowitz, and Taschen  // Book

The Rolling Stones
Exhibition Dates:  2015

Taschen has published an extraordinary collection of photographs of The Rolling Stones in their new book simply titled The Rolling Stones. It is the best collection of photographs of the Rolling Stones in a single book. We love the book here at Govinda Gallery as 17 of the photographers featured in the book have shown […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  //

Enjoy this live-action drawing by Carlotta Hester from The Pure Drop series of traditional Irish musicians, singers, and dancers from the All Island Music Festival. Irish step dancer Clare McDermott with Irish musicians, County Cavan, August 20, 2010 at the Gig Rig. Copyright © Carlotta Hester. All Rights Reserved.

Björk in Havana Exhibition  //

Björk performing at Big Day Out in 1994, Melbourne Australia. From the exhibition La Revolucion del Rock & Roll. Copyright © Ross Halfin. All Rights Reserved. There is a buzz around Björk at the moment with the release of her new album “Vulnicura” and the recent opening in New York City at the Museum of […]

Between Midnight and Day: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive  // Book

Dick Waterman
Exhibition Dates:  2003

Between Midnight and Day: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive celebrates the rich heritage of one of America’s greatest cultural legacies, the blues. Dick Waterman has been representing and photographing blues artists for over fifty years and in Between Midnight and Day, he collects these rare images, many previously unseen, and illuminates them with his own […]

The Lost Amazon  // Book

By Wade Davis and Richard Evans Schultes
Exhibition Dates:  2004

In 1941 Richard Evans Schultes took a term’s leave of absence from Harvard University and disappeared into the north west Amazon of Colombia. Twelve years later, he returned having gone places no outsider had ever been, mapping uncharted rivers and living among two dozen Indian tribes while collecting some thirty thousand botanical specimens, including two […]

Dick Waterman  //

Joseph Spence, Cambridge, 1972. Copyright © Dick Waterman. All Rights Reserved. While studying journalism at Boston University in the late 1950s, Dick Waterman began writing for Broadside magazine, where he was exposed to many different types of music of the day. By the early 1960s, he had begun to focus on traditional blues music. In […]

Happy 70th Bob Marley!  //

Today is Bob Marley’s 70th birthday. We celebrate with two exclusive previously unpublished photos of Bob Marley on tour taken by Bob’s guitarist and vocalist with the Wailers, Junior Marvin. Junior Marvin is working on his memoir of photos and stories from his five years performing and recording with Bob Marley and the Wailers. Bob […]

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