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Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History

Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki will present the popular photographic exhibition, Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 – Present and RadioLIVE is a proud partner.

Direct from its United States’ tour, Who Shot Rock & Roll opens at Auckland Art Galley on 10 November 2012.

One hundred and seventy three works from more than one hundred photographers many of which are rare and never-before-exhibited images. Who Shot Rock & Roll is the first museum exhibition to acknowledge photographers for their collaborative and creative role in the history of popular music.

‘Through Who Shot Rock & Roll, we continue to build on our international programme of presenting high quality exhibitions to Auckland,’ says Gallery Director Chris Saines. ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll is a vibrant and engaging depiction of the revolutionary history of rock & roll. From Allen Tannenbaum’s John and Yoko in Bed to the frenzied energy of a mosh-pit captured by Charles Peterson, this exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity for New Zealanders to experience the influential work of many talented international photographers up close.’

The Auckland exhibition is the first time Who Shot Rock & Roll will have travelled outside of the United States. It is the second international exhibition presented by Auckland Art Gallery since its reopening on 3 September 2011.

Who Shot Rock & Roll will run from 10 November for three months and RadioLIVE as a proud partner will have tickets to the exhibition to give away very soon so stay tuned! Below you can find examples of what will be appearing at the show

Below is an example from Albert Wertheimeir’s photographs of a young Elvis Presley. Look out for photo galleries of what you can expect to see at the exhibition to appear on the RadioLIVE website in coming weeks.

Albert Wertheimeirs Elivs

Alfred Wertheimer Elvis Whispers Softly, 1956 gelatin silver print photograph (c) Alfred Werthheimer, The Wertheimer Collection

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