"Images of Folk"

Celebrating the 50th year of Photography by 

Robert Corwin

with additional images by Jerry Corwin*

from the Robert Corwin Collection

of the
American Folklife Center
at the
Library of Congress


"Robert Corwin brilliantly captures Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Cajun,
Jazz, Rock, and other roots musicians in classic and historic imagery...
Perhaps best known as the most gifted documentarian of the spirit, personality
and ethos of the folk music scene and the performers who give it its vitality...
he manages to portray essence in gesture, in the “decisive moments”,
in the description of color and space (or its deliberate absence)
so that the layers of history, joy, love, passion and concern are revealed.
Please do spend some time to familiarize yourself with his work.
It will be a rewarding experience."

- Peter Yarrow,
                           Peter, Paul & Mary

Folk Music Photo Gallery

Peter, Paul & Mary Photo Gallery

Photos of the Mary Travers Memorial

Festivals & Events Photo Gallery

Country Music Photo Gallery

Vintage Photo Gallery
Photos of the 1960's Newport Folk Festival

Blues Photo Gallery
12 new pages of photos!

New Orleans Photo Gallery  


Jazz Photo Gallery
including photos of the 1960's Newport Jazz Festival


Bluegrass Photo Gallery

Notables, Dance Photography, Travel & More

(a work in progress)

"Let us all thank Robert Corwin for being such a good photographer,
and having such single minded devotion to use his craft to record things
that probably do need to be recorded"

        Pete Seeger

About the Photographers
For Information on photography for
exhibition, publication, CD's, promotion, web pages, tour books,
or to purchase photographic prints:

e-mail Robert Corwin

To see Robert's new web site illustrating the development of the Martin Guitar, visit:


"Quite possibly the most in-depth, photo-intensive look ever at old, pre-war (and in many cases antique) Martin guitars."

 "...perfecting the art of 'guitar porn' ”

Jason Verlinde, Fretboard Journal

To see Robert's new web site illustrating the development of the Early Martin Guitar, from 1833 to 1898, visit:



To see Robert's new web site illustrating the development of the Early Gibson Guitar, visit:


To see Robert's new web site illustrating the development of the post-Orville Gibson Guitar, visit:


See my primer for advice on preparing photos for promotion


If you would like to buy a nice Martin or Gibson Guitar...

I love these, but I really need to make some room for new ones.

Acoustic Instruments for Sale

Electric Instruments for Sale

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While we are in the process of transferring copies of this work to the Library of Congress 
so that it may be preserved for future generations, all rights remain the property of Robert Corwin.
No images may be reproduced without the express written permission of Robert Corwin. 

Revised on 6/23/14