Houston Photographer published in Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen

Latin photographer Violeta Alvarez iconic rock photos published in Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen


Two iconic photos taken by Houston’s own Violeta Alvarez were selected to be published in Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen by Bill Bentley.  The book looks at rock music in a new way. In 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll fans worldwide to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music; Violeta’s photo of Houston legends ZZ Top and heavy rock pioneer Alice Cooper made the cut. 


Violeta is opening her vault with a special exhibition of Metal prints to be housed through December at Next Door Gallery.  Take advantage of a rare opportunity to own or gift a unique musical moment captured by Violeta's lens.  Photographed highlights include: Iron Maiden, Metallica, Linkin Park, Tom Petty, Alice Cooper, Cage the Elephant, The Black Keys and The Reverend Horton Heat.


Al: The Metal Collection

An Exhibition of Metal Prints by Photographer Violeta Alvarez

When: Thursday, November 9, 7 P.M.- 9 P.M. (Bar open until 2 A.M.)

Where: The Next Door Gallery 2020 Waugh, Houston TX 77006

Free event. 21+ Music by DJ Bill Fool of The Satanic Overlords of Rock n Roll


About Violeta Alvarez:

As a teenager, Violeta Alvarez frequented Houston's legendary early 90's dive bar and music venue, Emo’s, which helped stage the “alternative” musical sounds of the decade. This place quickly became a “living room” for Violeta and her friends and she began capturing her adolescent life on film during a period of time that would never be duplicated in music history. 


Ms. Alvarez attended the Pratt Institute of Design, studying Art History and Film and Photography then continued at Parsons, The New School of Design as a Photography major in New York City.   As a freelance photographer, Violeta Alvarez has been featured in publications such as New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Alternative Press, MTV, and among others. See Violeta Alvarez’s work at: www.violetaalvarezphotography.com


About the Book:

Smithsonian Rock and Roll features more than 140 artists spanning six decades of music history. With text from music industry veteran Bill Bentley, Smithsonian Rock and Roll presents a curated history of rock music diverse in sound, genre, person, vision, and impact in a way that rock and roll has never been shown before.

About the Author:

BILL BENTLEY is the former A&R Director at Concord Music Group and Vice President of Warner Bros. Records. He has been a drummer, record store clerk, DJ, concert promoter, music producer, and record label publicist. Through it all he's also been a writer, and in 2007 he was given the ASCAP Deems Taylor award.


Violeta Alvarez Website: www.violetaalvarezphotography.com            

Instagram: @violetaalvarezphoto


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