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VOA: Rock Icons Showcased in Photo Exhibit

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  • April 2, 2012

In a career spanning four decades, photographer Mick Rock has captured images of some of the great pop musicians of our time.

Those iconic photographs, now on display in Washington, include 1970s superstars David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, as well as current talents such as Bono, Lady Gaga and Janelle Monae.

Rock was born in London and became interested in photography as a student at Cambridge University in the late 1960s. He was taking classes in modern languages and literature but picked up a friend’s camera one day and started taking pictures of his buddies.

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