Jim Marshall
February 3, 1936–March 24, 2010

Jim Marshall has been called the most celebrated and prolific photographer of the 20th century and is widely known for his iconic music photography. In death, Jim holds the distinction of being the first and only photographer to be given the Recording Academy's TRUSTEES AWARD, an honorary GRAMMY presented to individuals for nonperformance contributions to the music industry. The award was bestowed on the Jim Marshall estate in 2014 in recognition of Jim's unprecedented chronicling of music history from the 1950s through the early 2000s.

Jim willed his entire estate of more than one million black-and-white and color negatives—which he referred to as his “children”—to his trusted, longtime assistant Amelia Davis. In her own right, Davis is an accomplished and award-winning photographer. She has published three photographic books of her own work and has been included in numerous gallery and juried exhibitions.

Jim Marshall Photography LLC was established with the primary goal to preserve and protect Marshall’s extraordinary legacy as a discerning photojournalist and a pioneer of rock-and-roll photography. The estate is continuing the legacy of Jim Marshall through sales and licensing, exhibitions, publishing and the development of a comprehensive catalog as a reference for the totality of his life's work. The estate is also developing partnerships with a select number of brands to extend the tail of Jim’s work and iconic images for generations to come.

Jim Marshall's photography is available for purchase exclusively at authorized galleries, and Jim Marshall Photography LLC is the sole authority to provide a Certificate of Authenticity & Provenance from the Estate of Jim Marshall.

Obits, Remembrances, Tributes

Jim Marshall (Photo credit: Jim Britt)

One of my favorite possessions is Not Fade Away, the book by photographer Jim Marshall. I received it for mybirthday from my brother in 1997 and since then, the hardbound collection of black and white stills has been taken down from the bookshelf once or twice a year. I spend a week or so leafing through Marshall’s candid, intimate photos, rereading his recollections and marveling at the artistry of each shot. There is an effortless quality to Marshall’s photography that is difficult to pull off. He was a master.

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Janis Joplin, backstage at Winterland, San Francisco, 1968

Jim Marshall, a photographer who took some of the most famous images of rock and pop musicians, including Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar aflame at the Monterey International Pop Festival and Johnny Cash at San Quentin State Prison, died on Tuesday night in a hotel in New York. He was 74.

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Jimi Hendrix burning his Strat, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967

Jim Marshall, the photographer who captured some of rock & roll's most unforgettable images including photos of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at Monterey Pop and Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin, died in his sleep last night in New York. He was 74.

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Bob Dylan, New York City, 1963

Jim Marshall, a photographer known for his iconic images of rock 'n' roll musicians beginning in the early 1960s when he shot Bob Dylan in Greenwich Village and continuing through Woodstock and beyond, has died. He was 74.  

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John Lennon, photographed at the final Beatles concert in San Francisco

The news that rock photographer Jim Marshall died yesterday at age 74 was a bit of a shock, since we interviewed him only weeks ago for his new photo book, “Match Prints,” and planned to hear Marshall speak tonight at an event in New York with fellow photographer and collaborator Timothy White.

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Miles Davis, Isle of Wight

I'm feeling mildly discombobulated. I just found out an hour ago that Jim Marshall died in his sleep last night (Tuesday night) in his hotel room in New York City; he was there for another show opening and to give some lectures. There are no details at this time. I imagine his body simply...stopped. He was 74, and honestly it was amazing he made it this far.

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Jim Marshall in 1978. Credit Jeffrey Scales/HSP Archive

Jim Marshall, a photographer whose images of Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash and others in the 1960s and ’70s helped define their subjects as well as rock ’n’ roll photography itself, was found dead on Wednesday morning in a Manhattan hotel. He was 74.

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