Thursday, February 14, 2008

Barry Feinstein’s Dylan photos for Birmingham’s Snap Galleries

Birmingham’s Snap Galleries is to exhibit Barry Feinstein’s collection of historic Dylan photographs, for the first time in the UK.

Opening on Saturday 3 May, to coincide with the publication of Real Moments, Feinstein’s new hardcover book of Dylan photos, the exhibition will feature work which hasn’t been shown or offered for sale before.

Dylan Daily readers will be familiar with Barry Feinstein’s work. As the official photographer on the 1966 tour, he shot the cover pic on the No Direction Home CD and DVD, of Dylan standing outside a car at Aust Ferry, while waiting for the ferry across the River Severn.

The Real Moments book will also be available from Snap Galleries, at £25. While the book will probably be available cheaper elsewhere, Snap Galleries will be bundling its Dylan exhibition poster for customers buying it from them.

To mark his first UK Dylan exhibition, the photographer will be offering a special package deal - a copy of his book, plus a framed Dylan photograph from 1966 chosen and signed by Feinstein, at around £250. This will be “a one-time offer and a chance to own a signed Barry Feinstein photograph for a keen price”.

Every photo in the exhibition will be for sale, in a range of sizes, with prices for a signed handmade 16” x 20” silver gelatin photograph starting at around £1,000. Other sizes will be available, including bespoke pieces in a particular size.

Snap Galleries already has a small number of Barry Feinstein's 1966 photographs online here:

Snap’s Guy White promises “plenty of very loud '66 electric Dylan blasting out throughout the show.” And he’s appealing to Dylan collectors for CDs of “unissued live material from ‘66”.

Gerry Smith