RICHARD UPPER    [ bio ] [ gallery]

Acclaimed music photographer Richard Upper got his start taking pictures in Hawaii in the late 1960s. As an eager teenager, Upper took his first cues from his mentor, Robert Knight, and was soon branching out into a career that would include many notable album covers, magazine spreads and poster art.

JAMES FORTUNE   [ bio ] [ gallery]

Back in the 1970's in the aftermath of a political, civil, and a sexual revolution all over the world, photographer James Fortune plied his trade in the backstages and VIP sections of some of the nation's biggest musical events. Beginning in his college days in the late '60s, Fortune spent more than a decade photographing rock'n'roll icons like Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, Jim Morrison, Elton John and countless others.

CARL DUNN    [ bio ] [ gallery]

Carl Dunn was the preeminent rock photographer in Texas in the early and mid 1970s, and his ability to gain intimate access to the stars of the day helped Carl capture a visual side of his subjects not often seen elsewhere.

JILL GIBSON    [ bio ] [ gallery]

As far as careers in rock photography go, Jill Gibson's is one of the briefest, however her short stint behind the lens was certainly a memorable one. The 3-day Monterey Pop Festival in California in 1967, featuring such legends as The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones and Janis Joplin, is one of the seminal moments in American music history, and the famed event served as the backdrop for Jill's place in rock photo history.