"Images of Folk"
Celebrating the 50th year of Photography by
with additional images by Jerry Corwin*
from the Robert Corwin Collection
American Folklife Center
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!
(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"
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:
copyright ©1998 through 2016 by Robert Corwin / Photo-Arts.
All rights reserved.
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 7/7/16