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Bruce Talamon Article On theguardian.com

Behind The Scenes With The Biggest Soul Stars Of The 70s 7/22/2018 by Killian Fox (theguardian.com / The Observer – Photography) Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Stevie Wonder – Bruce W Talamon photographed them all. His images, collected in a new book, capture an era before publicists controlled their stars. Marvin Gaye, 1978: Marvin with his mother and brother Frankie. “She was slicing up a big turkey. She was just happy to see her boys and they were happy to be […]

Billboard Article On Bruce’s GRAMMY Museum® Exhibit

Grammy Museum Spotlights Photographer Bruce Talamon In New Soul, R&B and Funk Exhibit 6/29/2018 by Gail Mitchell (billboard.com) Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Grammy Museum artistic director Scott Goldman, photographer Bruce Talamon, musician/writer Herb Powell and Grammy Museum curator Nwaka Onwusa Total access. It’s become a rare commodity these days in terms of interacting with music stars and other public figures. But that wasn’t the case in 1972 when fledgling photographer Bruce Talamon snuck his way onstage at Stax Records’ Wattstax benefit concert […]

June 27, 2018: A Conversation With Bruce At The GRAMMY Museum®

In conjunction with the opening of the GRAMMY Museum’s new exhibit, Bruce W. Talamon: Soul, R&B, and Funk Photographs 1972-1982: A Love Letter To The Music, the Museum is thrilled to welcome Bruce W. Talamon to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation, hosted by GRAMMY Museum Artistic Director Scott Goldman. The exhibit provides a revealing look into the untold and unknown moments that happened off the stage and outside the recording studio, showcasing a period in musical history […]

Bruce’s GRAMMY Museum® Exhibit

Bruce W. Talamon: Soul, R&B, and Funk Photographs 1972-1982: A Love Letter To The Music Select photographs of legendary artists photographed by Bruce W. Talamon at one of the most fertile times in R&B, will receive their first-ever exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum®. Bruce W. Talamon: Soul, R&B, and Funk Photographs 1972–1982 will open on June 23 and run through Aug. 1, 2018. The exhibit provides a revealing look into the untold and unknown moments that happened off the stage […]

Bruce Featured In Vanity Fair

Bruce is featured in the new issue of Vanity Fair (April 2018)… “Taking a photograph of a singer on stage is the easy part. The hard part is gaining their trust,” writes Bruce Talamon in the introduction to his electrifying new book, Soul. R&B. Funk., published next month by Taschen. In the early 1970’s, as a young black kid from Los Angeles, Talamon had plans to go to law school, but instead found himself backstage and front-row as soul, funk, […]