One of the truly great photojournalists, Burnett has captured unforgettable images...[he] visited Marley at his Jamaican home and then amassed more shots of the reggae king on the Marley and Wailers’ Exodus” European tour. Only a few of Burnett’s magnificent pictures saw the light of day. Now you can experience over 200 of them. Each absorbing photograph offers new insights into the soul of this timeless musician/activist. Burnett, an exceptional artist himself, allows us to travel through Marley’s eyes, right into his deepest essence. We can appreciate fully the intensity, caring, power and rebelliousness of this musical force.”
Pop Culture Classics
"Burnett captures the haunting Misty Mornings of the Isle of Springs, and the private Jamming and cloudy studio wizardry of its musical magicians. We see intimate portraits of Burning Spear; the Bush Doctor, Peter Tosh; the irrepressible producers Jack Ruby and Lee 'Scratch' Perry; and most impressively, the Prophet Bob Marley, deep in thought and serious as a heart attack, in the process of creating and sharing his immortal Redemption Songs."
Roger Steffens, Chairman, Reggae Grammy Committee; founder, The Beat magazine; author of Reggae Scrapbook
About the Author
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
DAVID BURNETT launched his photographic career at Time Magazine
in 1967. He covered the Vietnam War as a staff photographer for Life Magazine
. In 1975, he co-founded Contact Press Images in New York. Traveling to more than 75 countries, Burnett has produced photographic essays for Time, Life, Fortune, The New Yorker,
and The New York Times Sunday Magazine