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    We're only two presenters in in our new Meet & Greet series at our Skylight Studios facility and its already beena roaring success. Earlier this month, rocker and photographer Henry Rollins kicked the series off with a terrific talk which he followed up with an informal book signing. Look for video of that event on our website very soon.

    Just this past weekend, Who Shot Rock & Roll photographer Ed Colver met with fans for our second Meet & Greet. Click "read more" to see photos from that event. Mark your calendars - our next Meet & Greet (featuring Guy Webster) takes place this Sunday from 1-3pm!

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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.

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    © 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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    "Who Shot Rock & Roll" finally opened to the public on Saturday and people came out in droves. This was our largest opening weekend ever!

    Some visitors really wanted to make sure they were the first people to see the exhibit. Jennifer & Allison (pictured above) showed up about an hour early just to be sure they would be the first guests to walk through our doors when we re-opened to the public.

    Featured "Who Shot Rock & Roll" photographer Ed Colver also showed up that day and graciously chatted with staff and even signed books for those who purchased them at the front desk.

    Have you seen the show? What do you think?