Some of the best names in local music photography—live and portraiture—have combined forces to offer a rocking display of work featuring some of the biggest names in the biz alongside snaps of Portland faves like Ages and Ages, Menomena, Magic Mouth and The Builders and the Butchers. Highlighting the work of six local photographers—Todd Cooper, Jeanné Ellenby, Peter Ellenby, Justin Kent, Jason Quigley and Alicia J.... read more
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