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Graham Nash and Elliott Landy
Celebrate the opening of the Experience Music Museum with Benham Gallery's new exhibit featuring works by Graham Nash and Elliott Landy. The exhibit runs May 15th - June 24th, 2000.

Graham Nash has been making photographic images longer than he's been making music. His relationship with photography began with his father, an amateur photographer. Together they would convert his bedroom into a darkroom and Graham became mesmerized by the magic of developing and printing images. He has carried a camera around with him ever since.

"I don't photograph kittens, puppies, or landscapes,"Nash says."I'd rather experience landscapes. I want to document moments that disappear. The more surreal the better."

Aside from making images, Nash has become one of the foremost collectors of photography and a pioneer in digital printmaking technology. In 1991 he co-founded Nash Editions, the first fine art digital printmaking studio. He and his partner, Mac Holbert, were recently honored by the center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA with the 1999 Technical Contribution Award in Creative Photography.

Elliott Landy, born in 1942, began photographing the anti-Vietnam war movement and the underground music culture in New York City in 1967. He photographed many of the underground rock and roll superstars, both backstage and onstage, from 1967-69. His images of Bob Dylan and The Band, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Joan Baez, Van Morrison, Richie Havens, and many others documented the music scene during the classic rock and roll period which culminated with the 1969 Woodstock Festival, of which he was the official photographer.

His photographs have been published world wide in all print Mediums including covers of Rolling Stone, Life, album covers, calendars, etc. He has published Woodstock Vision, the Spirit of a Generation, and authored Woodstock 69, The First Festival. He is currently publishing a series of limited edition lithographs of his classic rock photographs, and producing a feature film based on the life of Janis Joplin.



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