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, never before collected and most never before published, this collection of powerful and pivotal pictures features Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Heptones, 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 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 TimesHalloween, 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 O(International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada) Local 600, the International Cinematographers’ Guild.