Leica Camera USA
Reception | Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival
: Jazz Festival
Leica Gallery Boston
Please RSVP for the Talk & Reception
Thursday, November16, 2017 (5PM-9PM)
Jim Marshall (1936-2010) has been called the most celebrated and prolific photographer of the twentieth century. During the extraordinary rise of popular culture and counterculture in the 1960s, Marshall seemed to be everywhere that mattered. His images of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Brian Jones and Johnny Cash, amongst many more, are woven into the lore of the era. Because Jim lived life alongside his subjects and never betrayed their trust, he was granted second-to-none access.
Jim Marshall and Leica Camera are synonymous. Jim used his beloved Leica cameras up until his death in 2010. Before Jim walked out his front door, he always reached for a Leica to put on his shoulder. It was a ritual he performed every day of his life. Every iconic photograph Jim took was captured with his Leica camera. As Jim once said, “it’s never been just a job it’s been my life.”
The exhibit includes photographs from the book "Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival", published by Reel Art Press, and will feature historic artifacts from his life, including his groundbreaking Grammy award.
Jazz Festival will debut at the Leica Gallery Boston on view November 02 - December 31, 2017. With a guest panel and book signing with Amelia Davis, Marshall’s assistant for 13 years and now the sole owner and operator of Marshall’s archive of photography, from 5-6pm followed by a reception from 6-9pm.
All exhibition prints are available for sale.
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Sunday: 11AM – 6PM
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