Icon: Music Through the Lens

(Rochester, NY) – Revel in the eye-opening, thrilling world of live music photography through the experiences of the men and women who have documented popular music in images, from the earliest darkrooms to the fast-evolving digital landscapes of the present day. Icon: Music Through the Lens, a six-part series, airs Fridays, July 16-August 20, 2021 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

Icon: Music Through the Lens episodes are scheduled as follows:

On Camera (Friday, July 16 at 9 p.m.) Get to know some of music photography’s greatest names and what factors define an iconic image.

On the Road  (Friday, July 23 at 9 p.m.) Hear the firsthand tales of the photographers who traveled with bands to capture the magic of live music, painting a vivid picture of life on the tour bus and in the photo pit.

On the Record (Friday, July 30 at 9 p.m.) Explore the evolution of album cover photography, from its roots in jazz and early rock’n’roll, with anecdotes by art directors, musicians, and the photographers responsible for some of the world’s most iconic album covers.

On the Cover (Friday, August 6 at 9 p.m.) Discover the uncensored and never-heard-before stories behind the amazing photographs that graced the front pages of music magazines and played a pivotal role in elevating music photography to iconic status.

On the Wall (Friday, August 13 at 9 p.m.) Trace the journey of music photography from a niche pastime to a highly collectible art form with stories from gallerists, art experts, and photographers whose work hangs in some of the world’s most revered institutions.

On the Net (Friday, August 20 at 9 p.m.) Tune into how music photography fits into the contemporary, popular culture landscape alongside the rise and influence of social media.

Photo: Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar
Credit: Courtesy of Baron Wolman



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