Les Leverett worked for Associated Photographers in Nashville from 1952 until late 1956 and started the photographic department at The National Life Company in 1960. Leverett’s photographs have been seen on hundreds of album covers, and his many honors include a Grammy for best album cover photography for Porter Wagoner’s 1966 album “Confessions of a Broken Man” and Billboard’s Best Country Cover for Dolly Parton’s 1973 album, “Bubbling Over.” Leverett was presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2001 and the first Distinguished Achievement Award by the California Bluegrass Association in 2006.
Lawson Little came to Nashville, Tenessee in 1997 from New York City where he taught fine arts photography classes at the Cooper Union School of Art and was the management photographer for the Jacob Javitz Convention Center.
Jeff Lipsky compares and contrasts his approach on photographing country artists in Nashville and celebrities in Los Angeles, sharing his personal anecdotes on interacting with notable personalities such as Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood.
Raeanne Rubenstein shares what it takes to capture unique images of country’s honkytonk heroes, revealing some of the hilarious, unforgettable and totally true experiences she’s had with the stars of country music.
Amelia Davis presents a slide presentation of Jim Marshall’s extraordinary life’s work that documented music icons and national culture, from the 1950’s North Beach jazz scene in San Francisco through the turmoil of the 60’s and the rock and roll explosio
From her early days as a fashion photographer in London, to her work shooting celebrity portraits, to the creation of the online Dish Magazine, Raeanne Rubenstein has worked with some of the biggest names in movies, music and pop culture.