Gulf Photo Plus presents Soul Rebel, a photographic glimpse into the life of legendary musician Bob Marley as portrayed by the internationally acclaimed photographer, David Burnett.
Please join us opening night March 4 at 7:30pm in the Gulf Photo Plus space, Alserkal Avenue.
A photojournalist with over four decades in the field, Burnett has been named one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine. A staple contributor to TIME magazine, Burnett has documented many key events in the making of history, photographing issues of war and politics, both famous and anonymous.
In 2009 Burnett published “Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley” containing more than 200 portraits of the charismatic performer. The book shared many previously unpublished photographs of Marley, as captured by Burnett following their initial meeting in 1976 while on assignment. TIME magazine had sent Burnett to cover the Reggae movement in Jamaica, which led him to a meeting with Marley who was relatively unknown at that time. This rare glimpse into the intimate life of Marley spans the course of his rise to international stardom, and unveils perspectives of his energetic performances, as well as the quieter moments behind the scenes.
An exhibition of select images from Burnett’s collection will be displayed at the Gulf Photo Plus space from March 4to April 152012. The opening night of Soul Rebel will also kick off the annual GPP event running from March 5 to 10. David Burnett alongside twelve internationally renowned photographers will share their expertise in over 50 workshops and talks covering a wide range of topics, including photojournalism, portraiture, fashion, and landscape photography. All thirteen participating photographers will attend the opening event, to meet and greet photography enthusiasts from throughout the region and abroad.
Find out more about David Burnett and his work on his website.
Epson has generously sponsored the Soul Rebel exhibition, and supplied fine art archival quality printing for all exhibited photographs.