About Icon Gallery

The decisive moment is the point at which a subject stands revealed in its most significant aspect and most evocative form.

—Henri Cartier-Bresson
The “Father of Modern Photojournalism”

Decisive Music Moments.Photo by Ebet Roberts

Decisive Music Moments.

The history of music is full of decisive moments. Profound. Transformative. Unforgettable. Icon Gallery represents a select group of legendary photographers who were privileged to document and preserve these pivotal moments. They captured the energy, emotion and intensity of powerful performances and personalities. But they did more than just chronicle the golden age of rock ’n’ roll—they lived it.

Their inspiring images peer beyond musical boundaries, creating a visual identity for both the musician and the music. With their unquestionable talent and exceptional access, they helped to define the icons who served as their inspiration and sparked their passion. The result is our exclusive collection of classic and rare photography depicting decisive music moments. Raw. Intimate. Beautiful.

What Makes an Icon?Photos by Baron Wolman

What Makes an Icon?

True musical icons are the chosen few—so influential that they transcend generations without losing relevance. Icons are a muse to the masses, shaping culture with their talent and influence. They are both critically applauded and commercially viable. They smash sales records and leave an indelible mark, even in the most remote corners of the globe.

Thanks to the skill and dedication of our distinguished photographers, we have a visual language to describe the cultural phenomenon and exhilarating passion of rock ’n’ roll. In the course of documenting music history, their iconic photography has immortalized moments of such enduring significance that they serve not only to define the artists, but to epitomize an entire era.

Documenting History. Honoring Legends.Photos by Terry O’Neill

Documenting History. Honoring Legends.

We understand your enduring passion for music and share your drive to discover and savor extraordinary images of our cultural heroes. We are committed to maintaining our selective focus. Expect nothing less than treasured images of the famous faces that changed the world one song at a time. Always timeless. Always in their prime. Our mission is to be your first and best source for acquiring fine art music photography.

Look through the lenses of our gifted photographers to experience the continuing significance of music on our culture. Experience those fleeting moments when personality and performance align. Explore our gallery to remember, relive and reintroduce yourself to unforgettable images that preserve the historical and emotional importance of these moments for you—and the generations to come.