Mick Fleetwood and Morrison Hotel Gallery were proud to present a very special tribute to Neil Young through the eyes of the photographers who have had the unusual opportunity to photograph him at various times in his life: Joel Bernstein, Danny Clinch, Henry Diltz and Julie Gardner.
Long May You Run is a tribute to Young’s artistic legacy and it has the special distinction of being the first ever exhibit to appear nationwide across all three Morrison Hotel Gallery locations in New York City, Los Angeles and Maui with each opening offering VIPs receptions honoring Young and the photographers who captured his stellar career including a screening of Rust Never Sleeps at the gallery in the Sunset Marquis Hotel, an intimate VIP night at the Soho gallery in New York City and an evening with aloha spirit at the Maui gallery hosted by Mick Fleetwood - see him in photo with Henry Diltz and Julie Gardner at Morrison Hotel Gallery in Fleetwood's General Store, Maui. Photo Sara Sharaf. Fleetwood, whose blues band played the weekend of the show, said while he never worked with Neil Young, he wishes to some day.
Diltz and Bernstein started photographing Young in the early days of his career capturing his time with Buffalo Springfield, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, on his ranch with his dog and with the old man whom Young immortalized in song “Old Man” from his album Harvest (1972). Clinch stepped in later with his own way of telling Young’s story with images of Young in 1990s, with his favorite vintage cars, including the rust and grit we’ve come to associate with Young’s down to earth image. Gardner, the newcomer of the group, brings us the last six years of the artist up close during his recent concert performances.
Joel Bernstein is an acclaimed photographer whose work, spanning more than three decades, chronicles the inner lives and public moments of some of the most important singer-songwriters, performers and musicians of our time. They include Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Prince, Jackson Browne, Laura Nyro, Tom Petty and many others. Bernstein’s many album covers are commonly listed among the most influential in rock's visual history.
Danny Clinch has established himself as one of the premier photographers of the popular music scene. He has photographed a wide range of artists, from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur, from Bjork to Bruce Springsteen. His work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine, among others. Clinch has presented work in numerous galleries and published three books.
For over 40 years, photographer and Modern Folk Quartet founder Henry Diltz's work has graced hundreds of album covers and has been featured in books, magazines and newspapers. His unique artistic style has produced powerful photographic essays of Woodstock, The Monterey Pop Festival, the Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix and scores of other legendary artists. Diltz continues his distinguished career, generating new and vibrant photographs that inspire the rock n’ roll fan in each of us. Henry Diltz is a partner in, and is exclusively published and represented by Morrison Hotel Gallery.
Julie Gardner is a multi-talented artist, live music film producer, studio engineer, photographer, and designer. In a long recording career, and through incredible access for her photography, Gardner has worked with some the most successful recording artists and bands today, among them: As an engineer/producer - Van Morrison, Stephen Stills, Elvis Costello, Chrissie Hynde & The Pretenders, Joe Jackson, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Gary Moore, Deep Purple, John Legend, The Cranberries; As a photographer, Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Tom Jones, Sheryl Crow, My Morning Jacket, John Mellencamp, Eddie Vedder, Florence & the Machine, Bruce Springsteen, CSNY, Dixie Chicks, Beck and, of course, Neil Young.