The opening reception for Who Shot rock & Roll at the Brooklyn Museum on October 29 was nothing short of amazing. Putting aside the fact that Justin’s photographs were hanging on the walls of the Brooklyn Museum alongside legends like Richard Avedon and Annie Leibowitz, the party was an awesome experience all by itself.
It was a completely packed house inside the actual exhibit on the 5th Floor, and the 3rd Floor was set aside for cocktails and treats-the greatest of all being the Blondie performance at 8:30 which drew all in attendance to the front of the stage and turned a stuffy museum room lined with priceless paintings into a rock & roll concert hall. Debbie Harry’s voice was perfect and the band’s performance had everyone dancing and singing along.
The exhibit runs until January 31, 2010, and Justin will be speaking in a panel discussion on November 7 with curator Gail Buckland and photographer Bob Gruen. Target sponsors the first Saturday night of every month at the museum, so admission will be free for all. The discussion is scheduled for 5:30-6:30PM.
After the 3 month run in New York, Who Shot Rock & Roll is scheduled to travel to three other US cities. The book of the same name is available for purchase at Amazon.com.
Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present is the first major museum exhibition to acknowledge the creative and collaborative role of rock-and-roll photographers in the history of rock music. The exhibit presents 175 extraordinary images by 105 photographers.