"Images of Folk"
Celebrating the 50th year of Photography by
with additional images by Jerry Corwin
from the Robert Corwin Collection
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress
"Robert Corwin brilliantly
captures Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Cajun,
Jazz, Rock, and other roots musicians in classic and historic imagery...
Perhaps best known as the most gifted documentarian of the spirit, personality
and ethos of the folk music scene and the performers who give it its vitality...
he manages to portray essence in gesture, in the “decisive moments”,
in the description of color and space (or its deliberate absence)
so that the layers of history, joy, love, passion and concern are revealed.
Please do spend some time to familiarize yourself with his work.
It will be a rewarding experience."
- Peter Yarrow,
Peter, Paul & Mary
Folk Music Photo Gallery
Toshi Seeger Memorial
Pete Seeger Memorial Photos Coming Soon
Peter, Paul & Mary Photo Gallery
Mary Travers Memorial
Festivals & Events Photo Gallery
Country Music Photo Gallery
Vintage Photo Gallery
Photos of the 1960's Newport Folk Festival
Blues Photo Gallery
(a work in progress)
"Let us all thank
Robert Corwin for being such a good photographer,
and having such single minded devotion to use his craft to record things
that probably do need to be recorded"
Joni Mitchell at the reception we shared for my Old Town School Exhibit in Chicago
James Taylor posing with my Joni photo in his Newport Folk Festival Trailer
Taylor Swift posing in front of my photos on the walls of the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville
About the Photographer For Information on photography for
exhibition, publication, CD's, promotion, web pages, tour books,
or to purchase photographic prints:
e-mail Robert Corwin
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Revised on 12/14/18