The Annenberg Space for Photography, located in Century City, CA, is going to host an exhibit aptly titled, Who Shot Rock and Roll. The exhibit will focus on images of rock and roll celebrities in a timeframe ranging from 1966-1990. This is a traveling exhibit and is the only showing in the western coast of The United States.
The exhibit will feature 166 prints from a barrage of different iconic, rock and roll photographers, namely: Roberta Bayley, Jill Furanovsky, Ed Colver, Guy Webster, and many more. There will also be a slideshow created by Henry Diltz that showcases 80 different images and is set to a fitting rock soundtrack. There will be multiple short music videos interspersed throughout the exhibit, including clips of Elvis Presley performing “Heartbreak Hotel” and Sonic Youth’s Death Valley’69. In addition to the prints and slideshow, there will be a short documentary film that is produced specifically for the Annenberg showing. The film will be shown in crispy 4K resolution on two different 14’ by 7’ screens and will feature multiple interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. The film was shot on location in The United Kingdom, Los Angeles, and New York. The recording artists will feature the likes of Henry Rollins and Alice Cooper, as well as Gary Burden the Grammy-winning cover designer. This photographic exhibit was originally shown in The Brooklyn Museum.
KCRW, an acclaimed Los Angeles public radio station, has formed a partnership with The Annenberg Space, and created a series of free concerts during the summer in honor of the Who Shot Rock and Roll photo exhibit. Artists such as Beck and Portugal The Man will be featured in the series, and the only prerequisite to attending them is to RSVP on the following website: http://www.kcrw.com/events/who-shot-rock-roll
Who Shot Rock and Roll will run from June 23-October 7, 2012 and will be located at The Annenberg Space for Photography at 200 Avenue of The Stars, Los Angeles CA 90067.