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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Warner Music photo archive Reply with quote


he images have been scattered about in dusty and moldy warehouses, relics of the pre-Internet age when photography was integral to selling music, and the photographers names like Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz, Lee Friedlander and Robert Mapplethorpe went on to become nearly as famous as the subjects they captured and defined.

Every day is like, what am I going to find today? said Grayson Dantzic, the archivist for Atlantic Records in New York. With colleagues at Warner Music Group, Atlantics parent, he is part of an ambitious project to recover the companys story and a good chunk of American cultural history as well by excavating the contents of nearly 100,000 boxes from warehouses around the globe, whose accumulated photographs and other memorabilia track popular music from the Edwardian and Victorian ages to disco and jazz, from Beethoven to Miles Davis.