STARS CELEBRATE COUNTRY MUSIC
COUNTRY: PORTRAITS OF AN AMERICAN SOUND
Star-Studded Exhibit Opening at the Annenberg Space for Photography
The Annenberg Space for Photography announced its next exhibition, Country: Portraits of an American Sound. This exhibit presents images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music, and will be offered free to the public May 31 through September 28, 2014.
Guest curators for this exhibit are Shannon Perich of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and Tim Davis and Michael McCall of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
Stars who turned out to celebrate the exhibition’s opening on May 22 included Callie Khouri, Carlene Carter, Christopher Guest, Jamie King, Jamie Lee Curtis, James Caan, Lyle Lovett, Mandy Moore, Mena Suvari and Ted Danson.
The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting photography. The intimate environment features state-of-the-art, high-definition digital technology as well as traditional prints by some of the world’s most renowned and emerging photographers. It is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area.
The Photography Space conveys a range of human experiences and serves as an expression of the philanthropic work of the Annenberg Foundation and its Directors. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the Annenberg Foundation.
In addition to over 110 prints, the exhibit will feature an original half-hour documentary commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography and produced by Arclight Productions.
The film explores the image of country music and its evolution over 80 years, highlighting photography’s role in documenting the history and capturing the culture of this uniquely American sound.
The film features photographers Henry Diltz, Henry Horenstein, Les Leverett, David McClister, Raeanne Rubenstein, Leigh Wiener and Michael Wilson. Over a dozen country music artists also appear, including Roy Clark, Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, LeAnn Rimes, Marty Stuart and Lee Ann Womack.