A Photographic History, from 1955 to the present at the Birmingham Museum of Art through September 18th.

The Birmingham Museum of Art Presents
Birmingham - SEP 08, 2011
"Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present", is the first major museum exhibition to acknowledge photographers for their creative and collaborative role in the history of rock and roll.

"Who Shot Rock & Roll" is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and was exhibited in Brookly earlier this year. Now it will be on view in Birmingham, Alabama at the Birmingham Museum of Art through September 18th.

From its earliest days, rock and roll was captured in photographs that personalized and frequently eroticized the musicians. Photographers were handmaidens to the rock-and-roll revolution, and their work communicates the social and cultural transformations that rock helped bring about from the 1950's to the present. This exhibition is a history not of rock and roll, but of the men and women who have photographed it and given the music its visual identity.

The Birmingham Museum of Art 


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