"The legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson sought to capture a “decisive moment” on film ... previously unpublished photographs, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 1975: Photographs by Barbara Pyle, does just that."Christian Science Monitor, December 8, 2015
"(Pyle's) pictures became a record of the last time it was just Bruce and the band, freewheeling their way to the next show."August 22, 2015, The Times Magazine
Carmine Galleries is devoted to the versatile works of Barbara Pyle. Our first exhibition takes us to 1975, when Barbara earned coveted behind the scenes access to the early dynamic of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band. As the only photographer ever allowed into their recording and rehearsal sessions, Barbara takes on an intimate journey, behind the scenes photographs of one of the most iconic albums in the history of rock and roll: Born to Run.
Through this exhibition, the viewer experiences a rollercoaster ride from crowded vans across America to rock stardom. Barbara’s curious, youthful, and inquisitive eyes show us a side of Bruce and his crew of young misfits that we have never before known. Each photo inspires us to chase our dreams no matter the obstacle — no retreat, no surrender. At 59 Carmine, travel back in time to long ago, when young Bruce was working on a dream.
“It is the journalistic nature of the photography that is compelling.”
November 18, 2105, CBS News
"Barbara has a photojournalist’s eye and each image is perfectly caught."September 21, 2015, L’oeil de La Photographie
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"In style, Pyle’s gritty, grainy, black-and-white images are pure Street Photography: realistic, urban snapshots with a debt to the 1950s pioneers like Walker Evans, Helen Levitt, Roy De Carava, and Robert Frank."Christian Science Monitor, December 8, 2015
Barbara Pyle is an executive producer, filmmaker, photographer, media innovator and environmental activist. As an acclaimed fine-arts photographer, Barbara’s assignments range from Rolex, Time and NBC, to nautical photography at the America’s Cup as well as music photography – her most famous subject being Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band during their Born to Run tour in 1975.
Barbara spent twenty years as CNN’s Environmental Editor, responsible for all environmental programming across all Turner Broadcasting networks. She is the recipient of hundreds of industry and personal awards and in 1989, she co-created the animated action adventures series Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
“My gut instinct said there was something important about that unique moment in the lives of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. As a photographer with full access, I considered it my duty to document what was happening. I knew it was big.
I am grateful to finally tell that story.”
Learn more about Barbara and her work at barabrapyle.com