Peace: Photographs By Jim Marshall

Peace: Photographs By Jim Marshall
Reel Art Press
United Kingdom
1 September 2017

Peace: Photographs By Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall’s unseen ‘peace’ photographs, collated and published here for the first time are a timely document for our world today. Almost 60 years after Gerald Holtom created the peace symbol, this body of work is a fascinating, beautiful, and thoughtful reflection from one of the most celebrated photographers of the twentieth century. It is introduced with a foreword by Joan Baez and text by Peter Doggett. Renowned street artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey provides the book’s afterword. The CND symbol was designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Holtom later said of his inspiration for the symbol: I was in despair. Deep despair. I drew myself: the representative of an individual in despair, with hands palm outstretched outwards and downwards in the manner of Goya’s peasant before the firing squad. I formalized the drawing into a line and put a circle round it. The symbol spread from the UK to the anti-war campaign in the US. Marshall’s photographs were taken mainly between 1961 and 1968 across America and chart the progression of the CND symbol from a ‘Ban the Bomb’-specific protest, to an internationally recognised symbol of peace. He captured street graffiti in the New York subway, buttons pinned to hippies and students, and West Coast peace rallies held by a generation who believed, for a brief moment, they could make a difference. AUTHOR: Jim Marshall (1936-2010) has been called the most celebrated and prolific photographer of the twentieth century. Born in Chicago, teaching himself photography by capturing musicians in the North Beach coffeehouses he loved and frequented. He moved to New York in the early 1960s, working on assignment for Look and Life magazines and shooting album covers for Atlantic, Columbia and ABC Paramount. By the mid-1960s, he had moved back to San Francisco, with a reputation as a formidably talented music photographer already well established. In a career that ended with his untimely death in 2010, Marshall shot more than 500 album covers and his photographs are in private and museum collections around the world. Posthumously, Marshall holds the distinction of being the only photographer to ever be honored by The Grammys with a Trustees Award for his life’s work. SELLING POINTS:

Timely document for world today.

Photographs by one of most celebrated photographers of twentieth century.

Never before seen photo essay from the 60s. 120 b/w photographs

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