If music is the universal language, then musicians are the universal language of cool -- and we've got proof.
Who Shot Rock & Roll features over 100 photographers like Annie Lebowitz, Diane Arbus, Ryan McGinley and David LaChapelle, and ties together the importance of photography and music since 1955.
Almost two hundred of musics most iconic images -- think Elvis kissing a young girl backstage, The Beatles outside Buckingham Palace, and Notorious B.I.G. at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn -- are on display at the Annenberg Space for Photography June 23 through October 7.
KCRW is taking the experience to another level with a live music series during the month of July ... so make such to bring your camera. After all, you're an amateur rock photographer too.
Browse select images from Who Shot Rock & Roll below, courtesy of the Annenberg Space for Photography:
Tupac Shakur, August 1993 Gelatin silver print 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm) <strong>Courtesy of Danny Clinch</strong>
Tina Turner, Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, 1985 (printed 2009) Chromogenic print 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm) <strong>Henry Diltz/Morrison Hotel Gallery © Henry Diltz</strong>
Frank Zappa, "Himself", 1967 (printed 2009) Chromogenic print 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm) <strong>Courtesy of Jerry Schatzberg</strong>
Amy Winehouse, Miami, May 18, 2007 (printed 2009) Gelatin silver print 24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.4 cm) <strong>© Max Vadukul</strong>
L.L. Cool J, 1992 (printed 2009) Inkjet print Approx.: 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm) <strong>Private Collection, Photo by Albert Watson</strong>
Elvis Whispers Softly, 1956 Gelatin silver print 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm) <strong>Photograph © Alfred Wertheimer, The Wertheimer Collection</strong>