NEVILLE GARRICK: BOB MARLEY PHOTOGRAPHS
Neville Garrick returned to his native Kingston
in 1973, after earning a Graphic Arts degree from UCLA, he began working
as the art director at the Jamaica Daily News. One of his earliest assignments
was to cover a Marvin Gaye concert at the Carib Theater in Kingston.
The Wailers were the opening act and stole the show. Garrick met Marley
at a post-show press party and soon the two became close friends. Garrick,
eventually left the newspaper after Marley put it to him directly: “Why
don’t you come work for Rasta?”
On August 6, 2005, in a ceremony marking Jamaica's 43rd year of independence from Britain, Neville Garrick received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in honor of his contribution to Jamaican music. In addition to being a photographer, graphic artist and filmmaker, Neville is author of the book A RASTA'S PILGRIMAGE: Ethiopian Faces and Places, a Pan-African travelog and stunning meditation on the beauty and connections of Africans throughout the world
Nesta Marley, better known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican
singer, guitarist, songwriter and activist. He is the most widely known
Reggae musician of all time, famous for popularizing the genre outside
of Jamaica. Much of his work deals with the struggles of the impoverished
and/or powerless. Bob Marley is also renowned for the way in which he
spread faith through his music.