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    Musician, author, photographer and previous Iris Nights lecturer Henry Rollins returns to the Annenberg Space for Photography this Saturday to kick off our Meet & Greet series. This brand new program will allow visitors to interact with photographers, photo editors and other guests at Skylight Studios, our recently opened multi-media venue located directly across from the Space for Photography. Unlike the Iris Nights lectures, the format for each Meet & Greet event will vary by photographer but no matter the format, attendees will have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with the featured guest.

  • /the-shot-blog/who-shot-rock-roll-film-goes-tribeca

    We're very excited and proud to announce that The Annenberg Space for Photography’s original exhibition documentary, WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: The Film, has been selected as an official entry in the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. The short film will be in the category of "Shorts in Competition: Documentary." You may recall the film was part of last summer's record-breaking show, WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL and features photographs, interviews and behind the scenes footage with acclaimed photographers Ed Colver, Henry Diltz, Jill Furmanovsky, Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Gruen, Norman Seeff, Mark Seliger and Guy Webster. as well as musicians Henry Rollins, Debbie Harry, Noel Gallagher and several others.

    WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: THE FILM will screen for the public over several days at the Tribeca Film Festival.

    For more information about tickets for press or the general public click here.

    Public Screening Schedule    Date       Time     Venue
    Premiere Screening 4/20/2013 12:00 PM         AV71
    2nd Screening 4/23/2013 9:30 PM         CCC9
    3rd Screening 4/26/2013 7:00 PM           CCC5
    4th Screening 4/28/2013 5:00 PM           TC2
           
    Press & Industry Screening Schedule    Date Time    Venue
    Press Screening 4/23/2013 10:30 AM     CCC9

    Screening Venues

    Chelsea Clearview Cinemas (CCC5 & 9)
    260 West 23rd Street
    (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
    New York, NY 10011

    AMC Village 7 (AV7-1)

    66 Third Avenue @ 11th Street
    New York, NY 10003

    Tribeca Cinemas (TC2)
    54 Varick Street
    (Below Canal Street, at Laight Street)
    New York, NY 10013

    Last year, our short film Beauty Culture screened at Tribeca.

    Watch the trailer for WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: The FIlm here.

  • /the-shot-blog/experience-who-shot-rock-roll-live-again

    It seems like our very first concert series, Who Shot Rock & Roll: Live, just ended though it's actually been several months since the free summer event concluded in August. We had such a great time working with our partner KCRW to put on these shows for the Los Angeles community. Who doesn't love impressive photography and great live music?

    We now have a place on our website where you can relive those three nights which included performances by Moby, Pourtugal. The Man, Rapahel Saadiq and Band of Skulls. Click here to see several slideshows as well as full performance clips and experience the shows all over again.

  • /the-shot-blog/mark-seliger-bob-gruen-and-kevin-bacon-chat-about-music-photography

    Who Shot Rock & Roll may have closed at the Photography Space over the weekend but that doesn't mean we don't have to stop talking about the exhibit.

    Mark Seliger, one of the show's featured photographers, has a new sitdown show about photography called Capture. The voiceover intro pretty much sums up what the show is about: "A great photograph needs no explanation. But on Capture, these incredible people tell the story of creating their most memorable images."

    In the the latest episode of Capture, Seliger sits down with Who Rock & Roll's Bob Gruen and actor (and photographer!) Kevin Bacon for a chat about music and photography. The latter gives us our favorite quote of the day: "There are two things that hit you the hardest. One is photographs and the other is music." We couldn't agree more.

    Seliger, Gruen and Bacon talk about those two subjects in depth. Watch the entire intriguing discussion above.

  • /the-shot-blog/final-countdown-starts-today

    With The Doors song "The End" playing in our heads, we're sad to announce that this coming weekend is your last chance to see Who Shot Rock & Roll as the show will come to a close this Sunday, October 21.

    But you're in luck as The Final Countdown begins today! What this means is that we will offer extended evening hours so to accomodate as many of you as we can during the last few days of the shot.

    As a reminder, The Final Countdown hours will be:

    Thursday, October 18, 10am - 10pm (please note that part of the exhibit will be closed from 5pm-8pm for a lecture)
    Friday, October 19, 10am - Midnight
    Saturday, October 20, 10am - Midnight
    Sunday, October 21, 11am - 6pm

    Yes, you saw that right - we're open until midnight on Friday & Saturday!

    In conjunction with The Final Countdown, several cafes in Century Park (that's name of the park in Century City in which we're located) will be extending their hours:

    Cuvée: Open until 10pm on Thursday & Friday; 11:30am - 7pm on Saturday
    Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Open until 8pm on Thursday & Friday

    Also, during the extended evening hours on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, enter to win special prize drawings.

    Don't wait because come Sunday at 6pm, our doors will close until November 17 so we can prepare for our next exhibit, no strangers.

  • /the-shot-blog/terry-oneill-shot-rock-roll-photographer-his-image-police


    © Terry O'Neill The Police, 1982

    By Terry O'Neill

    I was photographing The Police in 1982 for a magazine. They were at the height of their fame and I wanted to picture them like three street fighters. They seemed to me to be the band that were taking on all-comers, punching above their weight in sell-out tours and had elbowed their style of music to the top. They were a pugnacious band with their punk, jazz and reggae influences and had led the new wave after a decade of glam rock. They must have liked the shoot because they used the images on several album and single covers. At the time the band were starting to move in different directions; Sting was making movies and doing solo albums, Stewart Copeland was writing movie scores and I felt there weren't going to be many more opportunities to get an iconic shot of the band together in a studio.

    See Terry O'Neill's other images in Who Shot Rock & Roll, currently showing at the Annenberg Space for Photography through October 21, 2012. To learn more about the photographer and his work visit his official website.

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    Olympic Gold medalist Shaun White stopped by the Photography Space today to take in Who Shot Rock & Roll and kindly agreed to pose for a picture. Here he is in front of the wall of album covers by the front entrance. Hope you enjoyed the exhibit, Shaun!

  • /the-shot-blog/vines-are-part-who-shot-rock-roll

    For those of you who have visited Who Shot Rock & Roll, you may have noticed that the exhibit features several music videos playing throughout the space. One of them is energetic video for the The Vines’ song "Outtathaway." The piece was directed by David LaChapelle, who has several images (including this one of Eminem) in the show. While it's not the same as watching the clip amidst the rest of the images in the Photography Space gallery, you can check out the colorful, gorgeous and kinetic music video above. Wonder who had to clean up the mess created at the end of the clip?

  • /the-shot-blog/gered-mankowitz-shot-rock-roll-photographer-his-image-marianne-faithfull
    Marianne Faithfull, Salisbury Pub, St. Martin's Lane, London (1964) © Gered Mankowitz

    By Gered Mankowitz

    This photograph of Marianne Faithfull in the Salisbury Pub in London’s St. Martins Lane, is probably one of the most important photographs I have taken.

    I had known Marianne for a few months having met her when she was promoting her first single “As Tears Go By” around June of 1964, and had immediately fallen under her spell. She was gorgeous, bright & funny and I started photographing her the next day! After a few months of taking photographs and hanging out I suggested that we shoot a session in the Salisbury with my eye on producing an image for an album cover. The pub landlord was accommodating and we spent a couple of hours taking various different portraits. This shot was one of my favourites – the composition, those socks – it just looked gorgeous, but Decca Records rejected it on the grounds that the men reflected in the mirror behind Marianne were  distracting and were looking at her in a lecherous manner! They ended up using a far less interesting image from the same session and this shot lounged in my archive, unseen until the 80s.

    However, her manager at the time was Andrew Loog Oldham and he loved the session and as a result asked me to shoot with his other band – The Rolling Stones. I shot my first session with the band in early 65 and continued to work with them regularly until 1967. So, because of my shoot with Marianne I came to the attention of one of the most exciting bands of the time and my career as a music photographer was established!

     See Gered Mankowitz's other images in Who Shot Rock & Roll, currently showing at the Annenberg Space for Photography through October 21, 2012. To learn more about the photographer and his work visit his official website.

  • /the-shot-blog/henry-rollins-ed-colver-image-one-those-bookmarks-great-text-independent-music
    © Edward Colver, Henry Rollins, outtake for Black Flag's Damaged album, Los Angeles, California, 1981

    By Henry Rollins

    Ed Colver’s photo of me hitting the mirror has become one of those bookmarks in the great text of independent music. As far as a photo being used on the cover of Black Flag’s first full studio album, Damaged, I am glad it was Ed who took the shot. His integrity and dedication to his work matched ours - It was a perfect fit. Ed captured images from the Southern California Hardcore scene like no one else. If it were not for him, a lot of that history would be nothing but mere tall tales. Ed and I have a very rare relationship. Even though there were other people in the room when that photo was taken, in the shot itself, it was just Ed and myself.

    See Ed Colver's other images in Who Shot Rock & Roll, currently showing at the Annenberg Space for Photography through October 21, 2012. To learn more about the photographer and his work visit his official website.

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