Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music

Author(s): Henry Horenstein

folk, country & balladeers

Forty years after Henry Horenstein began documenting the country music scene in and around Nashville, his deep love for the music and its people continues. Having spent a lifetime around performers and fans, he has been granted access to both the high-glamour backstage of the Grand Ole Opry in its heyday of the 1970s and the rough-and-tumble dive bars that carry on the tradition today. Horenstein's photographs from 1972 to 2011 capture the irrepressible spirit of an American institution as it has evolved over the years. Stars including Dolly Parton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ralph Stanley and Tammy Wynette are seen here alongside the venues and fans that sustained them. This new edition is the definitive monograph of Horenstein's beloved honky tonk photographs.


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Henry Horenstein is the author of more than thirty books, including some of the most widely used textbooks in the field of photography. He is a professor of photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. Author website: www.horenstein.com

General Fields

  • : 9780393073669
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : July 2012
  • : November 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Henry Horenstein
  • : Hardback
  • : New edition
  • : 144