The Rock Photography Museum, or RPM, is an initiative launched in 2019 with a presentation at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. The co-founders are Drew Evans, Steve Walker of Modern Rocks Gallery and Hugh Brown, former creative director of Rhino Records.
RPM is currently just an idea, but the plan is to create the world's first museum devoted specifically to music photography. It will feature rotating exhibits, a research archive, licensing services, and a fine art gallery. You can find out more at rpmarchives.com.
The plan for the RPM podcast is to pair up photographers with their subjects. Less interview and more conversation. Almost as though they have run into each other in an airport bar while waiting for a flight. And you're a fly on the wall for the chat that follows.
Graham Nash and Alec Byrne
Graham Nash is a legendary singer/songwriter and musician, co-founder of the Hollies and later Crosby, Stills and Nash, and also an accomplished photographer. Alec Byrne covered the music scene in London in the late '60s and early '70s, during which time he photographed every major artist of the day, including both the Hollies and Crosby Stills and Nash. His work, which was stored in his garage for nearly 40 years, finally re-emerged in 2017 in the book LONDON ROCK: The Unseen Archive. © 2021 Rock Photography Museum