Rock'n'roll in pictures
Exhibition comes to Auckland in world firstBRIDGET JONES
Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse and John Lennon will visit the Auckland Art Gallery in a world first later this year.
The trio are among the subjects of a new photography exhibition due to open at the award-winning gallery on November 10.
Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 - Present will come to Auckland direct from its US tour - the first time it will have travelled outside America.
The exhibition features 173 works from more than 100 photographers, including some never-seen-before images.
Photographers on show include Dennis Hopper, David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz and Linda McCartney.
Organised by the Brooklyn Museum and curated by photographic historian and author Gail Buckland, Who Shot Rock & Roll is the first museum exhibition to acknowledge photographers for their collaborative and creative role in the history of popular music.
"Through Who Shot Rock & Roll we continue to build on our international programme of presenting high quality exhibitions to Auckland," says gallery director Chris Saines.
"Who Shot Rock & Roll is a vibrant and engaging depiction of the revolutionary history of rock'n'roll. From Albert Wertheimeir's photographs of a young Elvis Presley through to Allen Tannenbaum's John and Yoko in Bed and the frenzied energy of a moshpit captured by Charles Peterson, this exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity for New Zealanders to experience the influential work of many talented international photographers up close."
Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 - Present
WHERE: Auckland Art Gallery
WHEN: From November 10 for three months
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