Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae

Bob Marley And The Golden Age of Reggae [Titan Books, November 2010, $29.95/£24.99] is a testament in rare, previously unpublished pictures to some of the greatest years of Bob Marley’s career, and the history of reggae and dub music.

Through portraits, performance and personal shots, photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker charts the rise of reggae with an unparalleled insight into the genre’s most iconic artists. Captured in Jamaica in the mid 1970s and never before published, this collection of powerful and pivotal pictures features Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Hepstones, Inner Circle and Jacob Miller, Jimmy Cliff, Jr Murvin, Toots and The Maytals, George Harrison, Burning Spear and Third World,

Featuring a foreword from Hollywood filmmaker and former Rolling Stone journalist Cameron Crowe, this deluxe hardback collection also includes commentary from Island Records’ Jeff Walker, and founding editor of The Beat magazine, Roger Steffens.

“Kim’s pictures not only capture the humanity of these iconic figures but they also show a sense of intimacy that only photographs by a true artist can convey”
– Steven Poster, ASC President of the International Cinematographers’ Guild

Kim Gottlieb-Walker’s varied career has encompassed music, politics, major motion pictures and television shows. Working for Island Records in the mid-seventies, she covered reggae performers all over Jamaica, and her High Times cover of Bob Marley remains their most popular cover ever. She shot stills for John Carpenter’s Halloween, The Fog, Christine and Escape From New York and worked at Paramount Pictures as the production photographer for Cheers and Family Ties. For over two decades, she has served as an elected representative on the National Executive Board of IATSE Local 600, the International Cinematographers’ Guild.

For more about the book, visit Kim’s website at www.lenswoman.com

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