Joel Bernstein, acclaimed photographer and recipient of the 2018 IPHF Lifetime Achievement Award joining a prestigious roster of innovative photographers that include Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson and other luminaries, has worked for four decades to chronicle the inner lives and public moments of some of the most important singer-songwriters, performers and musicians of our time.
Bernstein’s many album covers are commonly listed among the most influential in rock's visual history. His first, at age 18, was Neil Young's After the Gold Rush, often cited in Best Album Covers Of All Time lists. His work was featured in the album cover for Joni Mitchell's Hejira, nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Album Cover. Bernstein’s work was also the inspiration for the look of Cameron Crowe's well-received rock film Almost Famous, in which many scenes were precise re-creations of Bernstein's photographs.
Morrison Hotel Gallery is proud to represent the photography of Joel Bernstein .