Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley
|In 1976, while on assignment in Jamaica for Time magazine, David Burnett photographed Bob Marley for the first time and continued to document the reggae king on the Exodus tour through Europe during the spring of 1977. Burnett's vision coupled with Marley's larger-than-life charisma resulted in an amazing collection of images, only a handful of which appeared in the Time article; the other nearly 200 photos are published here for the first time in this oversized album. While focusing on Marley, Burnett also captures a wide array of burgeoning reggae talents in Jamaica, with portraits of Peter Tosh, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Burning Spear, and Ras Michael.
"One of the truly great photojournalists, Burnett has captured unforgettable images.... Each absorbing photograph offers new insights into the soul of this timeless musician/activist. Burnett, an exceptional artist himself, allows us to travel through Marley's eyes, right into his deepest essence. We can appreciate fully the intensity, caring, power and rebelliousness of this musical force."—Pop Culture Classics