Annenberg Space for Photography
Country: Portraits of an American Sound.
Country: Portraits of an American Sound uses historical and contemporary photographs to explore how images shape the public identity of country music performers and of the genre itself. Celebrated performers such as Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban and Hank Williams—as well as deejays, fans, executives and musicians—are seen in the works of photographers who documented multiple generations of this popular history.
The work of the featured photographers spans from post-World War II America into the new century. The photographers include the late amateur photographer Elmer Williams; the late studio photographer Walden S. Fabry; veteran Grand Ole Opry staff photographer Les Leverett; the late Los Angeles-based photographer Leigh Wiener; Boston-based documentary photographer Henry Horenstein; iconic entertainment photographers Henry Diltz, Raeanne Rubenstein and Ethan Russell; and contemporary photographers David McClister and Michael Wilson. Through their work—a variety of documentary, studio, promotional and fine art images— guests visiting the Annenberg Space for Photography can see and experience the power of photography to portray American ideals that country music embodies.
May 31st - September 28th 2014
The Annenberg Space for Photography is located in Century Park at 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles, California.