Photo: Richard Ehrlich/GRAMMY Museum
GRAMMY Museum Announces 'Face The Music' Richard Ehrlich Photography Exhibit
Music and photography will come together in a powerful way in the GRAMMY Museum's newly announced exhibit, Face The Music, featuring the work of Richard Ehrlich. The collection of 41 facial images will showcase the transcendent influence music has on human emotion and include artists such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michael Bublé, Kenny Burrell, Sheryl Crow, Gustavo Dudamel, Quincy Jones, Iggy Pop, RZA, Esperanza Spalding, Ringo Starr, and many more.
"It was an incredibly fulfilling once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, personally and professionally, to capture some of the world's most iconic musicians while they listened to their favorite songs," said Ehrlich. "It is a dream come true to now showcase these photographs at the GRAMMY museum."
Some of Ehrlich's favorite moments from this project include capturing Wayne Shorter exuding an aura of calm, grace and mystery; Herb Alpert listening to Pavarotti with eyes closed and lost in reverie; Herbie Hancock, Michael Bublé, Rosanne Cash, and LeAnn Rimes all shedding tears during their listening session; Lars Ulrich's exuberant and emotional facial expressions while listening to Rage Against The Machine; and Iggy Pop shouting during Link Wray's "Rumble." These moments and more are discussed in the exhibit along with the music each musician was listening to, paired with each photo on display.
"As an education institution, the GRAMMY Museum aims to bring a variety of artistic mediums to best experience and learn more about the universal power of music," said Michael Sticka, GRAMMY Museum President. "The portraits on display as part of our Face The Music exhibit visually capture the undeniable influence music has on human emotion."
To purchase tickets for Face the Music, please visit the GRAMMY Museum website.