A free, summer-long exhibition at L.A.’s Annenberg showcases portraits of historical and
contemporary country music performers.
The collection of over 110 prints was pooled
together from the work of multiple photographers who set out to document the changing
genre over the course of several generations.
The studio, promotional, fine-art and doc-
umentary-style portraits span from the post-
World War II period in America through pres-
ent times, featuring the likes of Johnny Cash,
Dolly Parton, Hank Williams and many others.
Viewers can expect work by studio shooter
Walden S. Fabry and the iconic entertainment
photographer Henry Diltz, to name a couple.
“Country: Portraits of an American
Sound” will be on view at the Annenberg
until September 28, 2014.
PORTRAIT SERIES OF
COUNTRY MUSIC ICONS
Above, left: “Tammy Wynette at home in Nashville, c. 1974.” Right: “Johnny Cash.”
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