• Danny Clinch
    Keeping Time
  • Adam Jahiel
    The Last Cowboy
  • Tim Davis and Michael McCall
    Curating Country
  • Ed Rode
    A City of Masters: Nashville’s Songwriters and Musicians
  • Lawson Little
    The Evolution of Americana Music in Nashville
  • Amelia Davis (speaking about Jim Marshall)
    “It’s Never Just Been a Job, It’s Been My Life” – J.M.
  • Michael Wilson and Shannon Perich
    Finding Light
  • Raeanne Rubenstein
    From NYC to Nashville - Shooting Country's Biggest Stars
  • Melanie Dunea
    My Country
  • William Albert Allard
    Pictures From an Ongoing Love Affair
  • Kurt Markus
    Memories and Cowboy Photographs
  • Sara Terry
    The Itinerant FOLK Nation
  • Jeff Lipsky
    Nashville Stories
Michael Wilson and Shannon Perich
Finding Light
Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:30-8:00pm

Michael Wilson is a freelance photographer who has worked extensively in the music industry, photographing artists such as Lyle Lovett, B.B. King and Waylon Jennings and working with a list of clients that includes Warner Bros. Records, Sony Music and MCA Records.

Shannon Thomas Perich is the curator in the Photographic History Collection at the National Museum of American History and project director for the new Culture floor opening in 2017. She is the author of The Changing Face in Portrait Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital and Portrait of A Family about Richard Avedon's 1961 photographs of the John F. Kennedy Family.

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In their lecture, Wilson and Perich will discuss Wilson’s photographs as seen in Country: Portraits of an American Sound, as well as and his other work. Wilson, who has built a steady career of making photographs for the music industry will also talk about working with musicians and art directors, finding locations and other variables that go into a photo session.

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