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Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock 'n' Roll Photographs Selected by Graham Nash
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101


June 12th, 2010 - September 26th, 2010
 
Elvis Presley eating breakfast at the Jefferson Hotel, Richmond Virginia , Alfred WertheimerAlfred Wertheimer,
Elvis Presley eating breakfast at the Jefferson Hotel, Richmond Virginia ,
June 1956
© Alfred Wertheimer
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Taking Aim
Unforgettable Rock 'n' Roll Photographs Selected by Graham Nash
June 12 - September 26, 2010

EXPERIENCE THE REVOLUTION THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF CULTURAL HISTORY

Taking Aim spans more than fifty years of music-making as seen through the eyes of 40 legendary photographers including Lynn Goldsmith, Annie Leibovitz, Henry Diltz, Jim Marshall, Neal Preston, Mick Rock, Francesco Scavullo, Graham Nash himself, and others. The selection of photographs presented in the exhibition expresses Graham’s view on the evolution of rock ‘n’ roll music, and depicts stunning images ranging from live stage performances by Jimi Hendrix, Iggy Pop, Elvis, The Beatles, and Kurt Cobain, to intimate, behind-the-scenes moments of Johnny Cash and June Carter, Yoko Ono and John Lennon, Janis Joplin and others.

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This exhibition is organized by Experience Music Project, Seattle, Washington.

Taking Aim is presented locally by RBC Wealth Management with additional support from Erwin Financial, Ironstring Communication, Morrison Hotel Gallery, Gaytravel.com, Hard Rock Hotel and The Prado Restaurant. Artist accommodations generously provided by The Sofia Hotel.


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