Analogue Gallery

Women in Rock: Analogue Gallery Celebrates Legendary Musicians with CONTACT Festival Exhibit

Analogue Gallery celebrates the groundbreaking and provocative work of the many women who have shaped the history of music in its Women in Rock exhibit, as part of this year’s CONTACT Photography Festival. Running April 30 to June 14, Women in Rock will feature legendary female musicians across multi-genres, such as Tina Turner, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, and Diana Ross, among many others, who have pushed artistic and creative boundaries while transforming the music industry. Exploring musical artistry through female musical talent, Women in Rock will both honour female musicians, as well as female and male photographers, while thriving in the world’s largest photography event.

“This exhibition has been a long time coming,” says Lucia Graca, Analogue Gallery Owner and Photographer, and Women in Rock curator. “Over the years I have had the chance to build a strong female collection, and feel as though it is a very fitting time to showcase these pieces. I am honoured to be able to pay tribute to both the amazing female musicians and the fantastic photographers that have captured these raw moments of extreme talent.”

 Capturing Diverse Talent

Jazz crooners, guitar warriors, soul sisters, disco queens, pop princesses, folkies, punks, and poets, Women in Rock will honour iconic images of the many astounding females across various musical genres who have made their mark on the musical landscape. With over 40 images featured, the exhibit will not only explore creative concepts and females who broke down musical barriers, but it will also pay homage to the amazing individuals behind the lens who captured these moments. Featured photographers of the exhibit include Janette Beckman, Edie Steiner, Lynn Goldsmith, Jill Furmanovsky, among others. Featured musicians include:

  • Tina Turner
  • Nina Simone
  • Marianne Faithfull
  • Kate Bush
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Patti Smith
  • Debbie Harry
  • Chrissie Hynde
  • Madonna
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Janis Joplin
  • Diana Ross

Analogue Gallery at CONTACT

Back at CONTACT for its fifth year, Analogue Gallery will continue to display rare and iconic exhibits at the largest photography event in the world. With past exhibitions including Sound Space, 50 Years of the Rolling Stones: A Rock & Roll Retrospective, Forever 27, and Punk vs. Rap, the festival continues to be an explorative setting for Analogue Gallery to thrive in curating innovative exhibits. Celebrating photography as a medium without boundaries, CONTACT 2015 will function as a very fitting festival for Women in Rock, exploring themes of female musicians while presenting a wide spectrum of the breadth of musical artistry and photo-based imagery over various decades.

ABOUT Analogue Gallery

Based in Toronto, Analogue Gallery was founded in 2009 and instantly became Canada’s premier Rock & Roll gallery. The gallery hosts shots by music’s most famous, and in some cases, notorious photographers. The extraordinary work on Analogue’s walls and in its archive spans more than six decades and feature legends like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, Jimmy Hendrix, and many others. With a roster of talent that includes Ken Regan, Janette Beckman, Barrie Wentzell, Lynn Goldsmith, Jill Furmanovsky, Neal Preston, Don Hunstein, and more, the collection ranges in style and era, genre and form. For more information on Analogue Gallery, please visit 673 Queen Street west, Toronto or

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