Photographer Phil Tarley, occasional contributor to the WOW Report, writes: What do Eminem and Marilyn Manson have in common? They’re two of my favorite stars hung in the most amazing photo exhibition to hit Los Angeles this year. “Who Shot Rock & Roll,” at the Annenberg Space for Photography is another killer-fierce show that photo empress-ario Wallis Annenberg has brought to Los Angeles. Brilliantly curated by Gail Buckland (the real star of the array), “Who Shot Rock and Roll” features 166 prints from icons such as Diane Arbus, Dennis Hopper, Annie Liebovitz and my personal favorite, David LaChapelle who shot Eminem just before he was Ready to Blow. The sweetest moment in the exhibition is Linda McCartney’s heart-stopping photo of husband Paul cradling their infant child peering out from underneath the Beatle’s overcoat. The Annenberg Photo Space also produced a documentary featuring many of the photographers in the exhibit talking about their process and showing their work. From Elvis to Madonna to Amy Winehouse, from the Ramones to Sonic Youth to the black southern roots of race music, all of your Rock & Roll favorites are here. “Who Shot Rock & Roll” is the first major museum exhibit to spotlight the creative and collaborative role photographers played in the history of rock music. The show runs through October 7. Catch it while you can.
Photos: About To Blow – Eminem – Copyright David LaChapelle, Courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations; Marilyn Manson Lunchbox Shoot, 1995 – Collection of the artist © Richard Kern