“This absorbing documentary traces the career of the photographer who captured memorable moments, from Johnny Cash in jail to The Beatles’ last gig.”— The Guardian
An outsider with attitude, Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall chronicles the infamous photographer’s life behind and outside the camera. A child of immigrants and a life battling inner demons, Jim fought his way to become one of the most trusted mavericks behind a lens throughout 60’s history. A passion for music led him to capture some of the most iconic figures in music history from Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, to the infamous image of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar. It was his abrasive but honest approach to his subjects combined with incredible skill to build trust that expanded his portfolio beyond celebrities, documenting history across the ages.
During the extraordinary rise of popular culture and counterculture in the Sixties, Jim Marshall seemed to be everywhere that mattered. Called the most celebrated and prolific photographer of the 20th century, Marshall is widely known for his iconic music photography. Because Jim lived life alongside his subjects and never betrayed their trust, he was granted second-to-none access.
Marshall saw himself as an anthropologist and a journalist, visually recording the changing times and explosion of creativity and celebrity of the '60s and '70s. He immersed himself in that world more than any other photographer and, in doing so, emerged an icon for a new generation of music, art, and photography lovers. His images employed a minimum of artifice to document people and events. Not interested in conventional beauty or technical perfection, Marshall sought to capture character: the simple truth of whom a person is. His photo essays on civil rights and political unrest are a testament to his concern for the human condition.
In a career that ended with his untimely death in 2010, Marshall shot more than 500 album covers; his photographs are in private and museum collections around the world.
”One of the greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll photographers”— The Hollywood Reporter
“Marshall didn’t just shoot some of the most iconic rock and roll pictures, but chronicles the time he lived in”— Rolling Stone
“Jim Marshall, raging photographer of the freewheelin’ ‘60s, ‘70s and beyond on screen”— Mojo