The Leica Gallery São Paulo presents the exhibition Jazz Festival by Jim Marshall. On view from June 19 through August 10, 2018.
Jim Marshall (1936-2010) is reputed as one of the most celebrated and prolific photographers of the twentieth century. During the extraordinary rise of popular culture and counterculture in the 1960s, Marshall seemed to be everywhere that mattered. His images of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Brian Jones and Johnny Cash, among many more, are woven into the lore of the era. Because of his dedication to his subjects and loyalty, he was granted second-to-none access. Jim Marshall and Leica Camera are synonymous. Jim used his beloved Leica cameras up until his death in 2010. The exhibit includes photographs from the book “Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival” published by Reel Art Press and will feature historic artifacts from his life.
Before Jim walked out his front door, he always reached for a Leica to put on his shoulder. It was a ritual he performed every day of his life. Every iconic photograph Jim took was captured with his Leica camera. As Jim once said, “it’s never been just a job it’s been my life.”