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SHOW ME THE PICTURE: The Story of Jim Marshall!

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Jim Marshall was a maverick with a camera.  An outsider with attitude who captured the heights of Rock’N’Roll music, and the seismic changes of an era.  From the Beatles to Jimi Hendrix, from Woodstock to the civil rights movement - Marshall’s wild side mixed with a compassionate eye led him to immortalisesome of the most iconic moments of the 60s and 70s.Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall chronicles the infamous photographer’s life behind the camera.It was this passion for music that soon led him to capture some of the most iconic figures in music history including Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, The Beatles last live concert, the Monterey Pop Festival, Johnny Cash’s concerts in Folsom and St Quentin Prisons, Woodstock, and the infamous image of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar. It was at this time that he also began his obsession with capturing images of the iconic peace sign, which symbolized the powerful reaction to the escalating war in Vietnam.Jim Marshall holds the distinction of being the first and only photographer to be presented with the Recording Academy's Trustee Award, an honorary Grammy presented to individuals for nonperformance contributions to the music industry.In a career that ended with his untimely death in 2010, Marshall shot more than 500 album covers; his photographs are in private and museum collections around the world.Marshall left his entire estate and archive to his assistant Amelia Davis who has worked tirelessly to protect and promote his legacy. Chronicle Books will be publishing “Jim Marshall: Show Me The Picture” in the fall of 2019 and there will be a retrospective of Marshall’s work at Fotografiska New York in early 2020. We could not have made this film without Amelia’s support and commitment.