Raj Prem

Curator of Rare Photography

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Raj Prem To Contribute Photos To Rolling Stones Photobook

The collection of Raj Prem is of mythical reputation in rock photography circles. Featuring snaps of the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Hendrix, and Dylan among others, his life’s work has been tracking down the rarest and most captivating images he could find. In order to provide access to the best images for fans, he also collaborates with photographers – representing some, managing their archives and hosting exhibitions. A true entrepreneur of photo collecting, Prem is a long time collaborator with the San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAe), and launched the world’s first rock photography show in 1997, highlighting his belief that the best photos are indeed fine art. He has worked alongside many great photographers, with Gered Mankowitz, Robert Freeman, Michael Joseph, Iain Macmillan, Michael Cooper, Peter Webb, Jerry Schatzberg, Dominique Tarlê, Terry O’Neill, and Pattie Boyd among them. Prem holds a special feeling for the Rolling Stones, however. Photographs such as those from the Stones’ 1965 US tour shown at that very first exhibition along with those from “The Decca Years”, an exhibition which depicted the Rolling Stones climb from chart toppers to leaders of the counter culture movement, continue to wow fans and were procured largely because of Prem’s insistence. In Keith Richards’ best-selling autobiography Life, a large number of the photos are credited to ‘the Raj Prem collection’.

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Raj Prem On His Collections’ Place In Rolling Stones History

Among diehard fans, musical opinions are some of the most subjective that exist, making all-encompassing statements about songs and artists hard to back up convincingly. There are a few, however, that are truly impossible to argue againt. One of those rare universally held opinions is surely that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll acts of all time. First, from a musical perspective, a compelling case can be made as the band has created some of the most celebrated and iconic songs the genre has seen. But it may be the visual aspect of the group that truly puts it above any other. The Rolling Stones set the precedent for how rock musicians should conduct themselves. For their true fans, German publisher TASCHEN, editor Reuel Golden, and the band itself will be releasing an unparalleled look into the fifty-year career in a collectible book titled simply “The Rolling Stones”. Complementing photos and illustrations from the musicians’ personal archives, many of which are previously unreleased, renowned photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has allowed a number of his legendary prints to be used for this definitive book.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/raj-prem-and-pattie-boyd-showcase-photographs-of-george-harrison-and-eric-clapton-at-sfae-2015-04-02

Raj Prem Honored To See Many Shots From His Rolling Stones Collection Included In Book

It comes as no surprise, then, that when the those assembling this iconic volume were collecting what needed to be the ultimate in Rolling Stones photographs, they quickly included Prem. Presenting over 500 pages of images from some of the band’s most famous photographers, The Rolling Stones will include a limited collector’s edition run of only 1,500 units – each individually numbered and autographed by the band. Further, six art editions will feature runs of only 75 units per and include a photographic print. The fact that the amount of photos from Raj Prem’s collection, taken by Philip Townsend and Peter Webb, are so prevalent in this book, which seeks to tell the tale of the Stone’s fabled history, is something that truly means the world to Raj Prem and fits perfectly with his ethos, because he has been famously quoted saying: “It’s the back stories I find really interesting.”

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/raj-prem-and-philip-townsend-featured-in-new-taschen-rolling-stones-book-2015-03-26

Photobook Chronicling Rolling Stones To Feature Raj Prem’s Collection

It is of little surprise, then, that when the band and the publishers of this definitive volume were collecting what needed to be the ultimate in Rolling Stones prints, they quickly contacted Prem. Containing over 500 pages of images from some of the time’s most iconic photographers, The Rolling Stones will consist of a limited collector’s edition run of 1,500 units – each one numbered and signed by the band. Further, six art editions will feature runs of only 75 each and come with a photographic print. The fact that number of photos from Prem’s collection, taken by Philip Townsend and Peter Webb, have been included in this book, which seeks to tell the tale of the Stone’s storied history, is something that truly means the world to the collector and fits perfectly with his ethos. As he has been quoted saying: “It’s the back stories I find really interesting.”

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/raj-prem-and-philip-townsend-featured-in-new-taschen-rolling-stones-book-2015-03-26

Raj Prem To Include Many Photos In Photobook Documenting Career Of Rolling Stones

Raj Prem’s life work is one of great myth in rock photography circles. Well-known snaps of the Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan and more are a result of his passion, resulting in the tracking down of the rarest and most iconic photos available. In order to make sure fans can view the work, he works alongside photographers – representing them, managing their archives and organizing shows. An iconic pioneer, Prem and long time collaborators San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAe) put on the world’s first rock photography show back in 1997, based upon his belief that photography is indeed true art. He has worked with many industry legends, including but not limited to Gered Mankowitz, Robert Freeman, Michael Joseph, Iain Macmillan, Michael Cooper, Peter Webb, Jerry Schatzberg, Dominique Tarlê, Terry O’Neill, and Pattie Boyd. The former rock journalist keeps a special place in his heart for the Rolling Stones, to this day. Photographs of the Stones’ 1965 US tour displayed at that very first exhibition and those from “The Decca Years”, a showcase which depicted the Rolling Stones rise from chart attractions to leaders of the counter culture wave, have pleased audiences and were obtained largely as a result of Prem’s hard work. Take a look at Keith Richards’ best-selling autobiography Life, and you will see that many of the photographs are credited to ‘the Raj Prem collection’.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/raj-prem-and-philip-townsend-featured-in-new-taschen-rolling-stones-book-2015-03-26

Raj Prem To Offer Unprecedented Look At Stones’ History In New Photobook

Musical opinions are without a doubt some of the most subjective that can be made, so personal statements about songs and bands are often difficult to convincingly maintain. However, there are a handful that are simply impossible to argue with. One of which is certainly that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll bands in history. Musically, a compelling case can be made as the band has created many of the most memorable and definitive songs the genre has seen. However, it may be public image of the band that really sets them apart from the competition. The Rolling Stones created the standard for how a rock band should look and present themselves, and now, German publisher TASCHEN and editor Reuel Golden have teamed with the band itself to offer an unprecedented look into their fifty-year history in a collectible book named aptly “The Rolling Stones”. And along with pictures and illustrations from the member’s personal stash, many previously unseen, acclaimed photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has supplied a number of extraordinary prints for this must-have book.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/raj-prem-and-philip-townsend-featured-in-new-taschen-rolling-stones-book-2015-03-26

Raj Prem Discusses His Collections’ Place In Forthcoming Rolling Stones Photobook

Without a doubt, musical opinions are some of the most subjective that exist, so all-encompassing statements about songs and artists are often hard to back up convincingly. There are a few, however, that are truly impossible to argue. One of those rare universally held opinions is undoubtedly that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll acts of all time. First, from a musical standpoint, a compelling case can be made as the band has created some of the most well-known and iconic songs the genre has seen. But it may be the visual aspect of the band that truly puts them above any other. The Rolling Stones set the precedent for how a rock band should conduct themselves. For fans, German publisher TASCHEN, editor Reuel Golden, and the band itself is releasing an unparalleled look into their fifty-year career in a collectible book titled simply “The Rolling Stones”. Complementing photos and illustrations from the band’s personal archives, many previously unreleased, renowned photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has provided a number of legendary prints for this definitive book.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/raj-prem-and-philip-townsend-featured-in-new-taschen-rolling-stones-book-2015-03-26

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