Palm Beach Photographic Centre to Present DEAD IMAGES: Photographs of the Grateful Dead From the Archives of Robbi Cohn
November 19, 2016 – January 4, 2017
Public is Invited to FREE Opening Reception on Nov. 18
(West Palm Beach, FL – October 21, 2016) Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced the nonprofit organization’s next rocking exhibition:
Photographs of the Grateful Dead
From the Archives of Robbi Cohn
Ms. Cohn’s photographs span the last decade the Grateful Dead performed, and represent the largest single body of work documenting the famous psychedelic rock and roll band.
Robbi Cohn first started photographing musicians in 1984, and became the first photographer officially licensed by the Dead. She shot as many as 400 different concerts, and her iconic pictures have been used on CD’s, hang tags for Jerry Garcia ties, the Jerry Garcia stamps in Mongolia and Montserrat, and in numerous magazines, books and newspapers, including Rolling Stone and USA Today. Her work was featured at the Dead’s 50th annual “Fare Thee Well” concerts in Chicago and Santa Clara, and she is one of the featured artists on the new Jerry Garcia website.
In her career, Cohn photographed a wide range of rock stars, such as the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Bruce Springsteen, CSNY, Jimmy Buffett and more, and she shot album covers for both Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby.
“The DEAD IMAGES exhibition at the Photo Center will present numerous images that are signed and numbered, as well as some very special one of a kind framed images with their corresponding back stage passes or tickets,” says Robbi Cohn. “We’ll also be displaying my latest collection of images printed on aluminum – a proprietary process in which dyes are sublimated onto metal – that have the appearance of slides on a light box, with striking contrast and color saturation.”
Free Opening Night Reception
The public is invited to a FREE opening night reception at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre on Friday, November 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Special Commemorative Posters of the DEAD IMAGES exhibition at the Photo Centre will be available for purchase and photographer Robbi Cohn will sign them at the Opening Night reception.
About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:
The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm Monday – Thursday; 10 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.