Who Shot Rock & Roll
A Photographic History 1955 - Present
Jun 23, 2012 - Oct 21, 2012

Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History 1955 – Present was originally shown and created by the Brooklyn Museum with guest curator and author Gail Buckland. Who Shot Rock & Roll was the first major museum exhibit on rock and roll to spotlight the creative and collaborative role that photographers played in the history of rock music.

The Los Angeles showing of this exhibit was the only one on the western coast of the United States and featured an original short documentary film produced exclusively for the Annenberg Space for Photography. In addition, visitors were able to view a slideshow of 80 images by Henry Diltz taken between 1966-1990, set to a soundtrack.

The Annenberg Space for Photography also partnered with acclaimed Los Angeles public radio station KCRW to create a free live music series during the summer – an exciting addition to Who Shot Rock & Roll and a reminder to music fans of the importance that live performances have played in the history of rock music. The series was free and open to the public.

Please be aware that some of the photographs and films in Who Shot Rock & Roll contain graphic imagery and language – including drug use, nudity, profanity, sexual content and violence – and may not be appropriate for all ages.


Stories Behind the Photographs

Iris Nights Presenters

Slideshow Night Photographers

You May Also Like