Leica Celebrates the Work of Legendary Photographer Jim Marshall

A March exhibit in Milan.

The late music photographer Jim Marshall is remembered on Twitter as a “lover of Leica cameras, fast cars and fine whiskeys.” In the case of that first passion, things have come full circle this week.

In collaboration with Rolling Stone Italy, the Leica Gallery in Milan is exhibiting some of Marshall’s iconic work this month. With a very clever official hashtag (#LeicaRollingStone) to locally help promote the show.

These are interesting times at Marshall’s favorite brand. Recently, the camera company released a vintage Correspondent camera designed by Lenny Kravitz. Marshall passed away in March 2010, at the age of 74, in New York City. Last year at the Grammys, he became the first photographer to be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mashall worked mainly for Rolling Stone, but also famously covered a 1972 Rolling Stones tour for Life magazine. He got his first Leica camera, an M2, in 1959. The “Like a Rolling Stone” exhibit in Milan runs through the end of the month.

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