"Images of Folk"

Celebrating the 50th year of Photography by 

Robert Corwin

with additional images by Jerry Corwin

from the Robert Corwin Collection

of the
American Folklife Center
at the
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

Odetta Memorial

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

New Orleans Photo Gallery  


Jazz Photo Gallery
including photos of the 1960's Newport Jazz Festival


Bluegrass Photo Gallery

Notables, Dance Photography, Travel & More

(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"

        Pete Seeger


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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While we are in the process of transferring copies of this work to the Library of Congress 
so that it may be preserved for future generations, all rights remain the property of Robert Corwin.
No images may be reproduced without the express written permission of Robert Corwin. 

Revised on 12/14/18