In Loving Memory of Baron Wolman

In Loving Memory of Baron Wolman

“Nobody chooses to be an artist. An artist is created in the womb. Whether he or she chooses to answer the siren call of art is another matter entirely. Me, I knew I was different before I realized I was different. For many of my younger years, the world appeared chaotic and ‘noisy.’ It was only when I bought my first camera and looked through the lens that I was able to create order out of chaos and still the noise of society.”
Baron Wolman (6.25.1937 - 11.2.2020)

From life behind the Berlin Wall to the Oakland Raiders’ frontlines, photographer Baron Wolman has led an extraordinary life on par with the legends he‘s lensed over the past half-century. As Rolling Stone’s first Chief Photography, it’s no secret that he would give rise to countless icons but what’s more, whether in conversation with rock & roll heavy-hitters or our own staffers, Wolman’s reputation has long preceded him in steadfast kindness, temperance and an unrelenting adoration for each and every encounter. As such, it is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the industry legend and dear friend’s passing. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Wolman family at this delicate time.

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