Brentwood - Wednesday February 28th at 6:30 pm -- Pat Thomas and Jessica Hundley with Ginny Winn discuss and sign "Grievous Angels, Trout Masks, and American Beauties: 1970s Rock & Roll Photography of Ginny Winn".
This event is free to attend and will be held in the courtyard at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood.
Free seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please purchase one copy of a book for one seat.
In the early 1970s, Ginny Winn became the first in-house staff photographer for Warner/RepriseRecords in Burbank, CA, when its roster included John Cale, Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Maria Muldaur, Jimmy Webb, The Incredible String Band, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Captain Beefheart, Alice Cooper, Frank Zappa, Bonnie Raitt, Tim Buckley, Arlo Guthrie, Joe Boyd, and Jackie DeShannon. Led by Mo Ostin and Joe Smith, the label’s catalog was a blend of counterculture icons and Americana (before it had a name).
By the late 70s, Ginny moved into Hollywood imagery, capturing the likes of Carly Simon, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Roz Kelly, Penelope Spheeris, Jodie Foster and Gloria Swanson. Along the way, Ginny also photographed Bob Marley, Al Green, Maxayn Lewis, Donna Summer, and Alice Coltrane. It was rare for a female photographer to get such access, yet Ginny was not an outsider: she was welcomed into artists' homes, dressing rooms, and private moments. Edited and annotated by historians Pat Thomas and Jessica Hundley with Ginny’s cooperation, Grievous Angels, Trout Masks, and American Beauties presents Ginny’s remarkable story for the first time —and is rich with candid, never-before-seen photos. Beautifully designed by Nic Taylor at Thunderwing, this book is highlighted by an essay and interviews with Ginny’s close friend Maria Muldaur.