The Haight: Love, Rock & Revolution
29. 1. — 28. 3. 2016
The exposition presents the work of an internationally renowned 20th century rock stars photographer.
The Beatles, Onstage, Last concert, Candelstick Park, San Francisco, California, 1966
Ray Charles, Backstage Longshoreman's Hall, San Francisco, California, 1961
Peter Frampton, Day on the Green, Oakland, California, 1971
Photographs from the opening of the exhibition
Jim Marshall is one of the most famous and most prolific photographer of 20th century. He became known especially for photographing music icons such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton or Johnny Cash. The exhibition in Leica Gallery Prague offers only a part of his extensive work. However his breakthrough photography from last concert of The Beatles in Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966 or from Rolling Stones tour in 1972 are not missing. The exhibition presents also some other famous icons of rock history as Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash or Carlos Santana.
JIM MARSHALL - biography
1936 Born February 3 in Chicago, Illinois.
1938 Parents move family to San Francisco’s Fillmore District.
1959 Purchases first Leica camera, an M2.
1960 Photographs John Coltrane at the home of Ralph J. Gleason.
1962 Moves to New York City; assignments include album covers for Atlantic, Columbia, and ABC Paramount, as well as a feature on Thelonious Monk for The Saturday Evening Post.
1964 Covers Newport Folk Festival; moves back to San Francisco.
1966 Shoots The Beatles' final concert at Candlestick Park.
1967 Photographs the Monterey Pop Festival — Jimi Hendrix burning his Strat, Janis Joplin's rising star, and much more; first U.S. photographer to shoot Cream and The Who; extensively documents the Summer of Love: Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, Big Brother, Jefferson Airplane, Santana and more.
1968 Photographs historic recording session of Johnny Cash live at Folsom Prison.
1969 Photographs numerous iconic images at Woodstock, such as The Who greeting sunrise; photographs recording sessions for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; captures famous image of Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin; photographs the Allman Brother's At the Fillmore East album cover; publishes first book, Festival, with Baron Wolman.
1971 Shoots Miles Davis at Fillmore West and The Who at SF Civic Auditorium.
1972 Covers the Rolling Stones' American tour for LIFE magazine; during a tour break photographs Sunset Sound sessions for Exile on Main Street.
1973 Photographs Dripping Springs Festival, with iconic shots of Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Kris Kristofferson; shoots T-Rex at Winterland, San Francisco.
1974 Photographs two country greats together, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings at Johnny's home in Hendersonville; photographs Mick Taylor, one of his last photo sessions before he left the Rolling Stones.
1975 Still photographer for the TV series Streets of San Francisco, starring Michael Douglas and Karl Malden; photographs Stones 75 Tour.
1976-78 Photographs Jazz greats Carman McRea and Dizzy Gillespie; or Joan Baez and Mimi Farina at the Greek Theatre, Berkeley; shoots The Best of Joan Baez album cover for A&M. Photographs Joni Mitchell, Dr. John, Shel Silverstein, Merle Haggard and Randy Newman, to name a few.
1987 Terra Firma publishes Tomorrow Never Knows — The Beatles' Last Concert, photos by Jim, text by Eric Lefcowitz.
1992 Monterey Pop, published by Chronicle Books: photos by Jim, text by Joel Selvin.
1995 September Guitar Player, featuring Jim's 1967 black & white headshot of Jimi Hendrix, becomes — and remains — the magazine's single best-selling issue.
1996 Photographs Red Hot Chili Peppers for Warner Brothers.
1997 Bullfinch Press publishes Not Fade Away, with foreword by friend Michael Douglas.
1999 Bullfinch publishes Early Dylan, with photos by Jim, Barry Feinstein, and Daniel Kramer.
2004 Receives Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Photography; Chronicle Books publishes Jim Marshall: Proof, providing a rare look at the creative process.
2005 Recipient of MOJO magazine's 2005 Honours List Image Award; Chronicle Books publishes Jazz, an extensive collection of Jim’s photos of great jazz musicians; becomes a sponsor of MS Friends, the only 24/7 peer support help line for people living with multiple sclerosis, founded by his longtime assistant, Amelia Davis.
2007 Ad campaign for Nissan’s newest sports car, Nissan GT-R.
2008 Exhibition at Gallery 291 / San Francisco (Marshall in Platinum) and at 7 For All Mankind Gallery / New York.
2009 Omnibus publishes Trust, featuring never-before-seen images in black & white and color; exhibition at Morrison Hotel Gallery in NY with book launch for Trust; Harper Collins publishes Match Prints, pairing fifty photographs from Jim’s body of work, along with Timothy White’s Staley Weiss gallery exhibition for Match Prints.
2010 Chronicle Books publishes Pocket Cash, Jim’s last book, developed before his death (March 24, 2010).