The Durham Museum presents: Rock n' Roll Behind the Lens

February 20, 2013

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Janet Macoska. Photograph by Jean Schnell.
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, UNMC employees and students are invited to a special presentation by Janet Macoska, as she presents "Rock n' Roll Behind the Lens."

When: Wednesday, Feb. 27 from noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Durham Research Center, Room 1005. Employees are encouraged to bring their lunch.

What: In her multimedia presentation, Macoska tells how rock and roll changed her life and brought her to her path and career. She will recount the challenges faced as a woman in rock and roll, and how she has taken on the challenges and succeeded in what was, and still is, predominately a male-dominated business.

More on the photographer: Macoska has been photographing rock and roll professionally since 1974. Her first published photo was a shot of Sonny and Cher at Cleveland radio station WKYC. Teen Screen Magazine published the shot in 1967. Then 13-years-old, she got paid $2 for her efforts.

In the years since, Macoska's imagery has appeared on recordings by David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, AC/DC, Heart, DEVO, The Clash and many more. Her photographs are in the permanent collection of The Smithsonian Museum of American History, The National Portrait Gallery in London and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. She is currently the house photographer for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

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