Jim Marshall: Show Me The Picture

In commemoration of Fotografiska New York’s collaboration with Jim Marshall Photography LLC, we present Marshall’s iconic photographs which were installed on Fotografiska’s 6th floor Main Stage from February 14-25, 2020. A two-day screening of Jim Marshall: Show Me The Picture took place and was followed by a panel of experts: Amelia Davis (Executive Producer and owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC), Jeff Rosenheim (the Joyce Frank Menschel Curator in Charge of Metropolitan Museum’s Department of Photographs), Tatiana Kennedy (producer of the documentary), and Michelle Margetts (main narrator of the documentary).

We’ve matched Jim Marshall’s iconic photography with music from the amazing musicians he photographed. Hit play below to listen!

About Jim Marshall:

Marshall, who is widely known for his iconic music photography, lived alongside his subjects, building trust, and enjoying exclusive access to their lives. Uninterested in conventional beauty or technical perfection, Marshall sought to capture character: the simple truth of who a person was. He photographed some of the most iconic figures in music history such as Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles. Marshall was the only photographer to shoot The Beatles Last Live Concert at Candlestick Park and Johnny Cash at his groundbreaking Live Concert at Folsom Prison, a testament to the trust he built with artists.

Marshall saw himself as an anthropologist and a journalist, visually recording the counter-culture and explosion of creativity and celebrity in the 60’s and 70’s. His photo essays on civil rights and political unrest affirm his concern for the human condition. A love for street photography led him to start documenting the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) peace symbol while in between assignments. Marshall’s peace sign photographs were taken across America, mainly between 1961 and 1968, and chart the progression of the symbol from a “Ban the Bomb” specific protest, to an internationally recognized symbol of peace. 

Marshall’s unexpected death in 2010 was mourned worldwide by the photographic community.