Author Archive

The Poet’s Door featuring Walt Whitman by William Adair  //

The Poet’s Door by William Adair with Nevada Schadler, Georgetown University’s Red Square. On Veteran’s Day William Adair brought to the Georgetown University campus a work from his “Golden Doors to Infinity” series of gilded doors that are then inscribed and marked by the public. This door was dedicated to Walt Whitman, who nursed Civil […]

David Burnett  //

Copyright © David Burnett. All Rights Reserved. In 1976, while on assignment in Jamaica for Time magazine, David Burnett photographed Bob Marley for the first time, and Burnett became so entranced by Marley’s charisma that he continued to document the reggae king throughout his groundbreaking European “Exodus” tour. Burnett’s vision, coupled with Marley’s larger-than-life charisma, […]

Mick Rock  //

David Bowie, London, 1973. Copyright © Mick Rock. All Rights Reserved. British photographer Mick Rock is “The Man Who Shot the ‘70s,” the inimitable rock photographer who launched his career with an unknown David Bowie in 1972. From the first photo shoot, he developed a two-year relationship as Bowie’s official photographer. During this time Rock […]

Financial Times Story on Collecting Music Photography and Govinda Gallery  //

15 November/16 November 2014 Cool and collected Rock photography: How images of pop stars have gone from bedroom walls to sale rooms. By Melanie Abrams Music photographs—images that would once ripped out of magazines and stuck on teenage bedroom walls—have become increasingly collectable. Take Gered Mankowitz’s portrait of Jimi Hendrix, which nearly doubled in price […]

Alfred Wertheimer’s Obituary in The New York Times  //

The New York Times published a fine obituary on Alfred Wertheimer after his passing on October 19 written by William Yardley.  We present it here in full.  I’ve also included below three quotes from three people who loved Alfred Wertheimer’s beautiful photographs. “There has been no other photographer that Elvis ever allowed to get as […]

Alfred Wertheimer 1929-2014  //

Copyright © Angelo Pacella. All Rights Reserved. It is with the deepest of feelings that we remember Alfred Wertheimer. His beautiful photographs of Elvis Presley are the ‘rock of ages’ of images of Elvis Presley, or of any musical artists for that matter. They are simply the greatest photographs of the greatest rocker of all […]

The Georgetowner, Muhammad Ali, and Govinda  //

Muhammad Ali at Govinda Gallery performing a magic trick for the Govinda Girls and gallery director Chris Murray, as photographer Howard Bingham signs a copy of his book Muhammad Ali: A Thirty Year Journey, September 21, 1995. Copyright © Chester Simpson. All Rights Reserved. Last weekend The Georgetowner newspaper celebrated its 60th anniversary. Publisher Sonya […]

Happy Birthday John Lennon  //

John Lennon, Hamburg, Germany 1960. Copyright © Astrid Kirchherr. All Rights Reserved.

William Coupon, The United Nations, and Rolling Stone  //

Projection installation September 20, 2014, United Nations headquarters New York City. There has been a lot of attention to William Coupon’s photographs recently. The extraordinary projection installation on the United Nations headquarters by Obscura Digital and the Oceanic Preservation Society featured Coupon’s portraits of people from all cultures and all corners of the world. It […]

Scott Smith, Tom Waits, and The Heart of Saturday Night  //

Photograph of Tom Waits on the back cover of his 1974 album, “The Heart of Saturday Night” by Scott Smith. Copyright © Scott Smith. All Rights Reserved. This year is the 40th anniversary of the release of Tom Waits’ album The Heart of Saturday Night . Time flies. Photographer and historian Scott Smith took this […]

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