By DONNA BALANCIA
They have captured greatness, these rock photographers, but tonight Richard Young and Chris Cuffaro were the center of attention. Young’s show, “Rebels” was held at the Leica Store in LA and Cuffaro held an exhibit at Gibson’s Tower Records.
From Rebels to Greatest Hits
Ranging from Marvin Gaye to The Sex Pistols, Young’s exhibit showed the inner rebellious spirit of the musicians he shot primarily in the early 1980s. It was a time of transition for many with music moving into the disco era, as his photographs — taken in the dance clubs of New York City and beyond showed.
As for Cuffaro, whose event was punctuated with performances by emerging bands and appearances by other photographers notably Henry Diltz, the 1990s was his heyday. In addition to Pearl Jam, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and NXS, Cuffaro captured a range of artists whose legacies continue on.
Sweet Relief was supporting and President Bill Bennett and Executive Director Rob Max were on hand.