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Pit Bulls: The Battle For Music Photography

Pit Bulls: The Battle For Music Photography
Tina Turner and Mick Jagger perform together at Live Aid in Philadelphia, July 13, 1985.

STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL NATKIN

From early cave drawings to the digital cameras of today, civilization has been recorded. When anything happened, someone documented it, and these records have preserved history and culture for future generations.

In the 20th century, photography became a prime means of documentation. As culture became more interesting to the masses, photographers gravitated to it—it was exciting, and a lot safer than documenting wars. Music photography is seen as an exciting profession, but if we examine the monetary component, “exciting” takes on a different significance.

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