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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Bruce Talamon Article On time.com

Aretha Franklin Never Saw This Picture Of Herself. Here’s The Story Behind The Previously Unpublished Portrait 9/28/2018 by Olivia B. Waxman (time.com) Singer Aretha Franklin, photographed at her Los Angeles home in 1977. Bruce W. Talamon – Courtesy of TASCHEN When the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin died last month at the age of 76, she was called a “diva to the end,” and proved that point by going out in a gold-plated casket. But that doesn’t mean Franklin didn’t […]

Bruce Talamon Article On rollingstone.com

Iconic Photos By Bruce Talamon: From Chaka Khan And Stevie Wonder To Earth, Wind And Fire Talamon’s book, ‘Bruce W. Talamon: Soul. R&B. Funk.’ captures quiet moments with the biggest stars of Seventies soul 9/26/2018 by Elias Leight (rollingstone.com) Rick James in 1977, one of many vital photos that appears in the new book ‘Bruce W. Talamon: Soul. R&B. Funk.’ Bruce Talamon “There’ve been photo books on jazz; there’ve been countless photo books on rock and roll, on the Rolling […]

October 5, 2018: Bruce To Be Presented A Special Living Legends Honor

On Friday, October 5th, 2018, Bruce will be presented with a special Living Legends honor at the 22nd Annual Living Legends Awards Gala. The Living Legends Foundation continues its mission to honor the best and the brightest in the ever-changing and evolving music and entertainment industries. The foundation’s core mission is to honor pioneers and professionals who have broken new ground in the areas of broadcasting, recorded music, marketing, retail, publicity, publishing, digital, creative, and philanthropy. Friday, October 5, 2018 […]

Bruce Talamon Article On pitchfork.com

Bruce Talamon’s Photos Capture The Magic Of Soul, R&B, And Funk In The Seventies 9/20/2018 by Eric Ducker (Contributor – pitchfork.com) Parliament-Funkadelic. Photo by Bruce W. Talamon. When Bruce W. Talamon graduated from Whittier College in 1971, he told his family that he wouldn’t be going to law school like they expected. Instead he wanted to become a professional photographer, a decision sparked a year earlier while studying abroad in Europe, when he brought his new Pentax camera to a […]

Bruce Talamon Article On cnn.com

Bruce Talamon’s Photos Capture The Magic Of Soul, R&B, And Funk In The Seventies 9/12/2018 by Ana Rosado (cnn.com) In the 1970s and early 1980s, Bruce Talamon lived the wild days of soul, R&B, and funk, photographing icons such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Earth, Wind & Fire, Al Green, Gil Scott-Heron; Barry White, the Jackson Five and Donna Summer. “I’m probably the only person who has an archive of this size, on this music,” said […]

Bruce Talamon Article On nytimes.com

Chronicling The Virtuosity And Struggles Of 1970s Soul And Funk Musicians 9/6/2018 by Maurice Berger (nytimes.com / Lens) Bruce W. Talamon photographed some of music’s brightest stars for a decade. He considers himself “a visual caretaker of black folks’ history.” The Pointer Sisters on “Soul Train” in 1975. Photograph: Bruce Talamon The photograph is as unusual as it is illuminating: a close-up of the bassist Louis Johnson’s cut and blistered thumb after playing a concert. Taken in 1977 at Funk […]

September 12, 2018: Bruce’s Book Signing At Taschen

TASCHEN invites you to meet Bruce to celebrate the launch of his book, “Soul R&B Funk Photographs 1972-1982.”  Bruce will be happy to sign the Regular Edition and personalize the Art Edition. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (5 – 7pm) TASCHEN 354 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210