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Raj Prem Carrying On With SFAE Photo Exhibits, Stands In For Peter Webb

Commonly known as SFAE, the San Francisco Art Exchange is the first gallery in the world to show music photography genres, and is probably the most successful outlet for celebrity shots. To date, Raj Prem and SFAE have hosted over 40 exhibitions across over 18 years, working with legends including Robert Freeman (“Beatles for Sale” showcase in 2013), Iain MacMillan (best-selling Abbey Road Collection), Terry O’Neill, and Pattie Boyd. Collaborating with SFAE’s directors and owners Theron Kabrich and Jim Hartley, who in Prem’s opinion stands as the “eminence grise” of SFAE and the unsung genius of the industry, Raj Prem has become the glue keeping the defining photographs of the ‘60s and ‘70s together. “Sticky Fingers: The Lost Session – Photographs by Peter Webb” is an inspiring collection that contains the entire surviving archive of Peter Webb’s 1971 photo session with The Rolling Stones for the “Sticky Fingers” record. Over two-thirds of the photos are unseen by the public, which makes the exhibition popular among Stones fans and art lovers.
In the wake of the Stones ‘ Sticky Fingers’ US tour this year, a more complete exhibition at SFAE is being discussed, where Webb’s archive is currently on display as a permanent exhibit.

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Raj Prem On Growing His Photography Collection With Unseen Beatles Photos

Covering the history of rock music from 1963 and 1972, Raj Prem’s collection has been shown in different countries and galleries worldwide, such as the U.S., U.K., Dubai, Japan, and the Netherlands. He has put on critically recognized exhibitions such as The Decca Years, which features the works of Philip Townsend, Michael Cooper, and Dominique Tarle during the band’s climb from chart hits to rock movement icons. Prem is very much intrigued in Bonis’ Beatles photographs to extend the many pieces he has showcased in over 95 exhibitions, celebrating the shots of photographers like Robert Freeman, David Hurn, iain macmillan et al  who have immortalized everyone’s favorite Fab Four, the Beatles, for over forty years.

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Raj Prem Discusses Photography Work Of Beatles, Stones Tour Manager

Depicting the culture of rock music between 1963 and 1972, Raj Prem’s collection has been showcased in different countries and galleries worldwide, such as the United States, U.K., Dubai, Japan, and the Netherlands. He hosts critically acclaimed exhibitions such as The Decca Years, which highlights the works of Philip Townsend, Michael Cooper, and Dominique Tarle during the band’s jump from chart hits to rock movement leaders. Prem is pursuing in Bonis’ Beatles photos to complement the works he has displayed in nearly 100 exhibitions, featuring the works of photographers like Robert Freeman, David Hurn, iain macmillan et al who have documented the world’s favorite Fab Four, the Beatles, for more than four decades.

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Working with SFAE Has Been an Important Part of Many Rock-Based Exhibits – Raj Prem

The thrill surrounding Prem’s latest exhibit comes together with sustained success working with the San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE). As per the well-known curator, working with the SFAE has remained an important component of this and many other rock-based exhibits. “I value the opportunity to work with SFAE owners and directors Jim Hartley and Theron Kabrich,” Prem recently mentioned. “We’ve done 40 plus exhibitions together over 18 years. SFAE was the first gallery in the world to showcase the music photography genre and is probably the most successful outlet for celebrity photography.” Prem said that the Beatles photography is only one of many exhibitions he has facilitated with the SFAE over the years. As he continued, “Jointly we’ve co-produced several exhibitions of top UK and US photographers, comprising Robert Freeman, Iain MacMillan, Terry O’Neill and Dominique Tarle .” For Prem, the 50 year Beatles anniversary show aims to not only revive original fans about their musical heroes, but also give younger fans straight access into what rock and roll is all about.

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Raj Prem Working With Rolling Stones On Documentary Photobook

Opinions on music are certainly some of the most subjective that exist, and blanket statements about tracks and artists are often difficult to back up convincingly. However, a few are simply inarguable. One of those particular universally held opinions is certainly that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. From the musical side alone, a strong argument can be made that band has written some of the most memorable and iconic songs the genre has produced. Despite this, it may be the image of the band that truly sets them apart from any others. The Rolling Stones set the standard for ways that rock bands should present themselves. Now, from German publisher TASCHEN, editor Reuel Golden, and the band members’ personal archives, comes an unprecedented look into their fifty-year history in a collectible book simply titled “The Rolling Stones”. Along with a number of previously unseen images, legendary photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has given several revolutionary prints for this definitive book.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/raj-prem-and-philip-townsend-featured-in-new-taschen-rolling-stones-book-2015-03-26

Raj Prem Humbled At Honor Of His Collection Being Highlighted In Rolling Stones Photobook

Prem’s collection is a legendary one in rock photography arenas. Featuring iconic snaps of the Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan among others, his passion has resulted in his identifying the rarest and most captivating photos he could locate. In order to make sure the best photos are accessible to fans, he also works with photographers – representing them, managing their collections and organizing showcases. A true legend, Prem and long-running collaborators San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAe) launched the world’s foremost rock photography show in 1997, highlighting his belief that these photos are in fact fine art. He has worked with many photography icons, such as Gered Mankowitz, Robert Freeman, Michael Joseph, Iain Macmillan, Michael Cooper, Peter Webb, Jerry Schatzberg, Dominique Tarlê, and Terry O’Neill, in addition to Pattie Boyd. The legendary music journalist holds a special spot in his heart for the Rolling Stones, however. Photos such as the ones of the Stones’ 1965 US tour shown at that initial exhibition and those within “The Decca Years”, an exhibition which depicted the Rolling Stones evolution from chart rankers to leaders of the counter culture movement, have stunned audiences and were procured largely because of Prem’s dedication. A read of Keith Richards’ best-selling autobiography Life will prove that many of the photos are credited to ‘the Raj Prem collection’.

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Raj Prem – “Sticky Fingers” Depicts A Series Of Extraordinary Portraits Of The Rolling Stones

The exhibition portrays an exclusive collection of group and single portraits in both black and white and color, taken against a made setting by Webb at his North London Studio. One such example is the “Stones Rollin’,” which was a prelude to Peter Webb’s well-known ‘Falling Stones’ photo. The photo was branded as one of the top 100 Rock and Roll photos of all time by Q Magazine and will be on the front cover of the book with the same name — a distinctive volume that includes the same photographs shown in the exhibition. One more example is “The Big Yawn,” a photo in which Mick’s huge mouth is wide open, while Bill Wyman scratches his nose. Thanks to the focused efforts of Raj Prem, SFAE is a focused outlet for Peter Webb’s work in the US.

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Raj Prem’s Opinion – Jim Hartley Is The ‘Éminence Grise’ Of SFAE

While working with SFAE’s directors and owners Theron Kabrich and Jim Hartley, who in Prem’s opinion is the “eminence grise” of SFAE and the unsung genius of the business, Raj Prem has become a cohesive force in keeping the iconic photographs of the ‘60s- ‘70s era together. “Sticky Fingers: The Lost Session – Photographs by Peter Webb” is an enthusing display that contains the entire surviving archive of Peter Webb’s 1971 photo session with The Rolling Stones for the “Sticky Fingers” album. More than two-thirds of the photos have never been viewed by the public, which makes the exhibition a big success among Stones fans and art lovers. In the wake of the Stones ‘ Sticky Fingers’ US tour this year, a more comprehensive exhibition at SFAE is being discussed, where Webb’s archive is currently on display as a permanent fixture.
“When something’s gone it’s just gone, you know. But we’re not talking missing for a year or two, we’re talking 38 years. After they’d been found I walked around with this huge smile on my face for days,” Webb said to  Snap Galleries. As per Webb, photographing The Stones “as they were” at that exact moment in time, free from any overriding “concept” was the best idea he had.

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Raj Prem Carrying On With SFAE Photo Exhibits, Stands In For Peter Webb

Commonly known as SFAE, the San Francisco Art Exchange is the first gallery in the world to show music photography genres, and is probably the most successful outlet for celebrity shots. To date, Raj Prem and SFAE have hosted over 40 exhibitions across over 18 years, working with legends including Robert Freeman (“Beatles for Sale” showcase in 2013), Iain MacMillan (best-selling Abbey Road Collection), Terry O’Neill, and Pattie Boyd. Collaborating with SFAE’s directors and owners Theron Kabrich and Jim Hartley, who in Prem’s opinion stands as the “eminence grise” of SFAE and the unsung genius of the industry, Raj Prem has become the glue keeping the defining photographs of the ‘60s and ‘70s together. “Sticky Fingers: The Lost Session – Photographs by Peter Webb” is an inspiring collection that contains the entire surviving archive of Peter Webb’s 1971 photo session with The Rolling Stones for the “Sticky Fingers” record. Over two-thirds of the photos are unseen by the public, which makes the exhibition popular among Stones fans and art lovers.
In the wake of the Stones ‘ Sticky Fingers’ US tour this year, a more complete exhibition at SFAE is being discussed, where Webb’s archive is currently on display as a permanent exhibit.

Read more: https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/raj-prem-proud-represent-peter-205716659.html

Raj Prem Working With Rolling Stones On Documentary Photobook

Opinions on music are certainly some of the most subjective that exist, and blanket statements about tracks and artists are often difficult to back up convincingly. However, a few are simply inarguable. One of those particular universally held opinions is certainly that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. From the musical side alone, a strong argument can be made that band has written some of the most memorable and iconic songs the genre has produced. Despite this, it may be the image of the band that truly sets them apart from any others. The Rolling Stones set the standard for ways that rock bands should present themselves. Now, from German publisher TASCHEN, editor Reuel Golden, and the band members’ personal archives, comes an unprecedented look into their fifty-year history in a collectible book simply titled “The Rolling Stones”. Along with a number of previously unseen images, legendary photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has given several revolutionary prints for this definitive book.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/raj-prem-and-philip-townsend-featured-in-new-taschen-rolling-stones-book-2015-03-26