Press Release Govinda Gallery Press Release
AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS
OF BOB DYLAN
Govinda Gallery is pleased to announce the first exhibition ever of Daniel Kramer's
legendary photographs of Bob Dylan.
Kramer, a New York-based photographer and film director, has long been recognized for his portraits and picture stories in national and international magazines. His 1967 Citadel Press book Bob Dylan was the first major work about the performer/songwriter who was about to change the world of music and go on to become an American cultural icon. During that period, Kramer had the rare opportunity to photograph Bob Dylan at work, at home, recording and performing at this pivotal time in Dylans career.
These extraordinary photographs of Bob Dylan are known throughout the world and have been used on the album covers for Dylans Highway 61 Revisited, Biograph, The Bob Dylan Song Book and Bringing it All Back Home, which won a Grammy nomination and was selected by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Album Covers of All Time.
Kramer's work has been exhibited or collected by such museums as the George Eastman House, the National Portrait Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art and The International Center of Photography, where he has conducted photography workshops. Among his awards for his photography of Bob Dylan are a Gold Medal from the Art Director's Club of Washington, DC and a recent nomination by the Music Journalism Awards.
"Reading Kramer's description of working with Dylan...and looking at the photographs in the dining booth, in the rocking chair, later playing chess with Victor, climbing a tree, practicing with the bullwhip--I get insight into who Dylan is."
Author of Performing Artist: The Music of Bob Dylan
Daniel Kramer: Photographs of Bob Dylan
opens May 21st and continues through June 26th.
Daniel Kramer will be attending the opening of his exhibition at Govinda Gallery
on the evening of Friday, May 21st, 1999 from 6 to 9 pm.
For more information, please contact: Chris Murray or Susan Linton
Govinda Gallery 1227 Thirty-Fourth Street, NW Washington DC 20007