David Gahr Collection of Photographs

Scope and Content

This collection showcases some of his earlier work capturing folk music festivals and street musicians in America and England, including the concert at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, when Dylan went 'electric'.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Gahr (b. September 18, 1922, d. May 25, 2008) was a pre-eminent photographer of folk, blues, jazz and rock musicians from the 1960s onwards. His output included posed photography and reportorial documents.

Access Information

This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only. Full details of access arrangements may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.

Access to some of the material may be restricted. These are noted in the catalogue where relevant.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.

Related Material

See also the core collections of the V&A Theatre and Performance Department. Material relating to 1960s music festivals may be found in several collections, including the biographical and photograph files.

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