Key Bob Dylan photos: exhibition at Portsmouth Guildhall

Bob Dylan photo from 1966

Bob Dylan photo from Real Moments, 2008. © Barry Feinstein 1966

There are many collections of Bob Dylan photos documenting the life and times of the musician.

Few Bob Dylan photos are as familiar as those shot by Barry Feinstein in 1966, when Dylan used his European tour to introduce his new, grown-up music, splitting his fanbase in the process.

Remember “Judas!”?

Barry Feinstein photographed that epic tour. His classic Bob Dylan photos were collected in a must-have book, Real Moments, published in 2008, and have been exhibited in various locations over the last five years. Now it’s the turn of Portsmouth Guildhall, on England’s south coast.

The Guildhall has a special place in the hearts of English Bob Dylan fans: in September 2000, the lovely small venue hosted two of Dylan’s best concerts of the last quarter century, immortalised on a 4CDR bootleg, Great Expectations.

I know they were superlative concerts because I spent both standing at the stage, virtually underneath Dylan’s microphone.

Barry Feinstein’s Real Moments is an essential collection for any collector of Bob Dylan photos.

Here’s the official publicity:


Saturday 22 Feb 2014 – Thursday 03 Apr 2014
£3 entry/£2 when bought with concert tickets. £8 family of x4


Access All Areas: The Portsmouth Music Experience presents Real Moments – A Bob Dylan photographic exhibition by Barry Feinstein.

Barry Feinstein was a photographer, camera man and art director who created many of the entertainment industry’s most compelling and memorable images. His work has appeared in countless publications including Life, Look, Time, Esquire, Newsweek, GQ, Rolling Stone, Mojo and the New York Times. Most famous for his album cover artwork, Barry is responsible for over 500 cover shoots including the classic All Things Must Pass by George Harrison, Peal by Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton’s first solo album, Ringo by Ringo Starr, the Times They Are A-Changin’ by Bob Dylan, and the iconic fisheye image of the Byrds on Mr Tambourine Man.

Barry was the exclusive photographer on Bob Dylan’s European Tour in 1966 and again for his North American Tour of 1974. The photographs in this exhibition appeared in his book, Real Moments published by Omnibus Press. An exhibition was held at the National Portrait Gallery in London and was extended due to the popularity of the display. Barry’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, The Columbus Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Cite de la Musique in Paris, The Hunter Museum, The Annenberg Centre for photography and the National Portrait Galleries of England and Scotland.

Before entering the music industry, Barry photographed leading Hollywood and political figures of his day from JFK to Nixon and Marlon Brando to Judy Garland. During his lengthy career he received over 30 US and international art director and photojournalism awards.

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