Walden S. Fabry was a studio portrait photographer working in Peoria, Illinois in the 1940s when country comedian Minnie Pearl persuaded him to move to Nashville. After establishing a new studio in downtown Nashville, Fabry became a favorite of country music stars, taking iconic images from the late 1940s through the 1960s. “He made us look glamorous,” Pearl said of Fabry. “He didn’t treat us like a bunch of ignorant people from the sticks. Instead, he treated us like Hollywood stars.” The Fabry collection of approximately 6,340 images and 2,286 prints is now part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Frist Library and Archive.
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.
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.
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.
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.