Drkrm. proudly presents
NEVILLE GARRICK: BOB MARLEY PHOTOGRAPHS
November 5th – December 17th, 2005
Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday November 5th 6pm-10pm
Robert Nesta Marley, better known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer, guitarist, songwriter and activist. He is the most widely known Reggae musician of all time, famous for popularizing the genre outside of Jamaica. Much of his work deals with the struggles of the impoverished and/or powerless. Bob Marley's music and legend have gone from strength to strength in the years since his early death in 1981, whilst also bringing him a nearly mythic status in music history. He remains enormously popular and well known all over the world, and particularly so in Africa.
Neville Garrick joined Bob Marley in his Rasta crusade, touring with the Wailers and concentrating his talents on the visual side of things. He designed many of the Bob Marley and the Wailers album covers including Rastaman Vibration and Exodus. He was responsible for the backdrops and lighting for live shows, even joining in on percussion when the opportunity arose. The close friendship endured to the end. After Bob's passing, Garrick became more and more involved in preserving the Marley legacy.He designed a new addition to the Bob Marley Museum at 56 Hope Road in Kingston and served as executive director of the Bob Marley Foundation until 1996. On August 6, 2005, in a ceremony marking Jamaica's 43rd year of independence from Britain, Neville Garrick received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in honor of his contribution to Jamaican music.
These black and white photographs taken by Neville, document the heyday of Marley’s career, including the famous Rastaman Vibes photos from 1974, a concert at New York’s Central Park in 1975 and Marley's visit to Zimbabwe in 1980.
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