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This collection of black and white photographs was made during the mid 1960s when Bob Dylan was transforming himself from a popular folk singer into an international rock star.  Based on Kramer’s 1967 book, which was the first major work about Bob Dylan, these photographs illuminate the working and behind-the-scenes life of one of the great artists of our time.

Kramer first saw the young Bob Dylan on a TV show and was so impressed with his performance and his lyrics that he spent many months pursuing a photo session with the singer.  What resulted was more than a year of photographing Dylan, with a unique, almost unlimited access; photographing him at home, backstage, at concert performances, and in the photographer’s studio.  Photographed also are recording sessions documenting two of his seminal albums Bringing It All Back Home, and Highway 61 Revisited, and the extraordinary session for Like A Rolling Stone.  These iconic photographs cover a year between 1964 and 1965 culminating at the now famous electrified concert at Forest Hills Stadium.

The photographs have appeared on the covers and pages of countless magazines and books worldwide and have been honored with numerous awards including a nomination from the Music Journalism Awards and a Grammy nomination for his Bob Dylan album cover Bringing it all Back Home which was named one of The100 Greatest Album Covers Of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine and Entertainment Weekly. 

Throughout Daniel Kramer’s varied career, he has photographed some of the most prominent and creative people of his time yet he still considers his photographic sessions with Bob Dylan his most challenging and interesting.

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