From the Back Cover
On assignment for Time Magazine, journalist David Burnett first photographed Bob Marley in 1976 at his home in Kingston, Jamaica. Burnett continued to document the music legend on his seminal Exodus tour, this time for the pages of Rolling Stone. "Our assignment was about reggae," as Burnett explains, "and Bob Marley was THE man."
"Burnett captures the haunting misty mornings of the Isle of Spring and the private jamming and cloudy studio wizardry of its musical magician," says former Reggae Beat cohost Roger Steffens of the images in Bob Marley. "We see intimate portraits of ... the prophet, Bob Marley, deep in thought and serious as a heart attack."
With more than 100 incredibly candid images, this compelling portfolio intersects with both the zenith of Marley's career and the traumatic upheaval of his flight from Jamaica following an attempt on his life. Capturing such an extraordinary period, the images of Bob Marley are essential viewing for every fan of Marley and his music.
About the Author
David Burnett, the cofounder of Contact Press Images in New York, has produced dozens of photographic essays for Time, Life, Fortune, the New Yorker, and the New York Times Sunday Magazine.
Chris Salewicz has been writing on popular culture for more than 20 years. He wrote Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom. Salewicz edited the booklet contained in the 4-CD box set Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music, and co-wrote the script for the 1999 movie Third World Cop, which broke Jamaican box office records.
Chris Murray is the founder and director of Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C. For over 30 years, Murray has organized more than 200 exhibitions of many of the nation's leading artists. He has been involved in SHOTS: An American Photographer's Journal, 1967-1972 by David Fenton, Elvis at 21: New York to Memphis by Al Wertheimer, and Days of Hope and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen.