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Bob Marley: Soul Rebel
photographs by David Burnett

March 29 - May 25, 2019
Opening Celebration: March 29, 2019

ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem NY


Legendary photojournalist David Burnett, known for his work covering world leaders, international conflicts, and Olympic medalists; in 1976 turned his camera to a young musician named Bob Marley.  Bob Marley had started an industry revolution and was bringing renewed attention to his Jamaican homeland and the Rastafarian culture.

“Our assignment (Time Magazine) was about Reggae, and Bob Marley was the man,” writes David Burnett. In March 1976, David Burnett was sent to visually capture Bob Marley and the roots of Reggae. This was a phenomenon, which had been spearheaded by a young Bob Marley, would have profound influence on music in the late 20th century and beyond.

Burnett rejoined Marley in 1977 for the Exodus tour in Europe (Rolling Stone Magazine). Capturing the legend at an exceptional moment in time, Burnett’s work intersects with both the zenith of Marley’s career and the traumatic upheaval of his flight from Jamaica after an attempt on his life.

As for any reggae lover or music history buff, David Burnett offers a matchless glimpse into the Bob Marley life at home in Jamaica.

Soul Rebel, intimate portraits of a young Bob Marley.

Bob Marley by David Burnett © David Burnett/Contact Press Images

Bob Marley by David Burnett © David Burnett/Contact Press Images

Interested media who wish to interview photographer David Burnett, obtain press packets or images please contact Workhouse, CEO Adam Nelson via email nelson@workhousepr.com or telephone +1 212. 645.8006.


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