Happy Birthday, Alfred Wertheimer!  //

Alfred Wertheimer would be 94 today. He took the finest photos ever of a rock star… they happen to be of Elvis Presley in 1956. It was my great pleasure to be the editor of Alfred’s four books of his photographs of Elvis Presley, as well as my collaborating with Alfred as the curator of […]

Sinead O’Connor – The Parting Glass  //

Sinead O’Connor, Paris, 1992 © Claude Gassian Of all the money that e’er I had, I spent it in good company, And all the harm I’ve ever done, Alas it was to none but me. And all I’ve done for want of wit To mem’ry now I can’t recall, So fill to me the parting […]

David Fenton’s SHOTS Exhibition in Havana!  //

Protestors in the Reflecting Pool during an antiwar march, Washington, D.C., May 9, 1970. Govinda Gallery is pleased to announce David Fenton’s exhibition of photographs SHOTS: An American Photographer’s Journal, 1967-1972, opening December 1st in Havana, Cuba at the Center for Contemporary Art Wifredo Lam. Felipe Luciano, co-founder of the Young Lords Party,Newark, NJ, July 23, 1970. […]

Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, and Nils Lofgren, with Donovan and Linda!  //

Dublin was abuzz with Bruce Springsteen in town for three sold out shows at RDS Arena earlier this month. Photographer and special assistant to Donovan, Lawson Slater, told me that “excitement was in the air.” Donovan was in Dublin on May 4th to be a special guest for a show at Dublin’s Olympia Theater. Bruce […]

Donovan, Bruce Springsteen, Harry Belafonte, and the Bob Dylan Center!  //

Photo by Lawson Slater Today is Donovan’s birthday, and I celebrate it with this terrific photograph of Donovan and his wife Linda last weekend with Bruce Springsteen in Dublin. Donovan said, “It was wonderful for Linda and I to visit Bruce yesterday, at his soundcheck in Dublin, and to hear from him, that my music […]

Bob Dylan Center Exhibition Interview with Chris Murray on WTOP  //

Becoming Bob Dylan: Earliest photos capture music legend before he was famous by Neal Augenstein The earliest professional photos of a then-unknown 19-year-old Bob Dylan in 1961, which capture the future legend in the vibrant folk music scene in New York City, will soon be the focus of an exhibition at the Bob Dylan Center, curated […]

Featured Foto: John Lydon, 1979  //

Kate Simon took this wonderful photograph of John Lydon ’skanking’ in Kingston, in 1979.  It looks like a warm day in Jamaica. We are thinking of John here today at Govinda Gallery as his partner of five decades, Nora Forster, just passed.  I was delighted to present for the first time, at Govinda Gallery, Kate […]

Ted Russell’s Photographs Coming to the Bob Dylan Center  //

BOB DYLAN CENTER TO HOST BECOMING BOB DYLAN: PHOTOGRAPHS BY TED RUSSELL 1961–1964 EXHIBITION OF RARE IMAGES FROM BOB DYLAN’S EARLY YEARS IN NEW YORK OPENS APRIL 26 TULSA, Okla.: The Bob Dylan Center® (BDC) will host Becoming Bob Dylan: Photographs by Ted Russell 1961–1964, an exhibition of rare images from Bob Dylan’s early years […]

Featured Foto: Levon Helm, 1975  //

I love this portrait of Levon Helm by Catherine Sebastian. Enjoy the photographer’s description of her photograph. “We were at Levon’s home studio in Woodstock at a band morning meeting (they began at noon, of course) when I captured this candid portrait. The band was: Mac Rebennack, Paul Butterfield, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn, and sometimes […]

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