Music Through The Lens / Six part series to air on Sky Arts this November

7 October 2020

ICON: Music Through The Lens is a new six part series covering the history and cultural impact of music photography. The series will be shown on Sky Arts, starting 6 November.

Covering topics such as life on the road, the art of the album cover, music photography as fine art and the impact of the digital revolution, the series will feature interviews with over fifty of the worlds best known music photographers and contributions from musicians, gallerists, music journalists and social commentators.

Music Director Dick Carruthers, who has worked with bands such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Beyonce, White Stripes, Oasis, Paul McCartney and Black Sabbath has worked with Executive Producer and legendary music photographer Gered Mankowitz and Executive Producer Andy Saunders to cover photography in music using iconic images which have defined genres and eras.

Photo of Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix. Photo: Baron Wolman

Carruthers told us: “Since having the idea almost a decade ago to highlight the amazing contribution photographers have made to popular music, we are humbled an delighted to have been able to document the truly incredible stories and experiences of many of the most important people in this field.

“Nobody has shone a spotlight on the impact photography has made to our understanding of popular music in quite the way this series has and it will, we are sure, stand as testament to that contribution.”

Mankowitz told us: “ICON- Music Through The Lens is an important moment for music photography providing context, focus and understanding of the impact it has made on popular music over many decades.

“Being able to talk in real depth to such a wide range of amazing photographers and to hear their experiences and insights has been an incredible privilege and I am very proud that we have now captured the definitive story of their amazing work and contribution.”

Music Through The Lens will premiere on Sky Arts, now available for everyone to watch on Freeview channel 11, this Autumn.

The series is repented by Sky Arts, Cinefromage and Eagle Rock Films.

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