Fascinating new TV series airs on life and history of the rock & roll photographer

ICON: Music Through The Lens
(Image credit: Gered Mankowitz / Deborah Feingold)

Sky Arts is to air a six-part series on rock and roll photography – showing the work, techniques and history of life of the top music photographers. Aired over six one-hour episodes on Freeview, the program features interviews with over 50 of the world’s best-known music photographers –  alongside musicians, gallerists, music journalists and social commentators.

Produced by Cinefromage & Eagle Rock Films each episode of of Icon: Music Through The Lens  examines an individual facet of the genre in detail from life on the road, the evolution of the album cover, the acceptance of music photography as fine art, the impact of the digital revolution and more. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.