Icon: Music Through the Lens

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  • 2021
  • 1 Season
  • 8.8  (72)

From the roots of record sleeve photos to music magazines and coffee table books, an exploration into the rich history and cultural impact of music photography.

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On the Net
6. On the Net
August 13, 2021
Where does music photography sit in the contemporary pop culture landscape? The seismic switch from analogue to digital is discussed alongside the rise and influence of social media. The series ends by asking whether music photography still has a role to play. Does it still carry the same importance? Who are the new standard-bearers of the profession?
On the Wall
5. On the Wall
August 13, 2021
Examine the transition of music photography from a niche pastime to a highly collectable and often valuable art form. Take an in-depth look at the relationship between art and commerce, and trace the journey from the early days of low-paid assignments through to the first gallery exhibitions of music photography, to expensive coffee table books and individual prints.
On the Cover
4. On the Cover
August 6, 2021
Music magazines played a pivotal role in elevating music photography to iconic status. Journalists, musicians and publicists among others join the music photographers who shot some of the most memorable front covers to discuss the uncensored and often unheard stories behind these amazing photographs alongside the enduring appeal and importance of the printed page.
On the Record
3. On the Record
July 30, 2021
The evolution of record sleeve photography from its roots in jazz and early rock 'n' roll through to the highly stylized concepts and imagery of modern-day music genres is discussed by art directors, musicians and, of course, those music photographers responsible for some of the world's most iconic album covers.
On the Road
2. On the Road
July 23, 2021
From the embryonic days of the modern music industry, live music photography has provided some of its most visually striking and era-defining imagery. First-hand recollections and eye-opening stories from those early trailblazers and those still devoted to capturing the magic of live music, paint a vivid picture of life on the tour bus and in the photo pit.
On Camera
1. On Camera
July 16, 2021
What defines an iconic image? This question provides the central theme for episode one as we are introduced to some of music photography's greatest names.
Description

From the roots of record sleeve photos to music magazines and coffee table books, an exploration into the rich history and cultural impact of music photography. Icon: Music Through the Lens is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on July 16, 2021.

Where to Watch Icon: Music Through the Lens

Icon: Music Through the Lens is available for streaming on the Sky Arts website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Icon: Music Through the Lens on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Hoopla and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    July 16, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    8.8  (72)