Wall of Blues: A Free Exhibit of Legendary Music Photographs

November 1, 2021

If you are a fan of the blues, if you appreciate great photography, or if you just want a unique and enjoyable outing, then you won’t want to miss the Wall of Blues exhibition at Café Logan, inside the Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus. This is the first formal exhibition of photographs by notable music photographer Paul Natkin, including some of the most famous blues artists.

Natkin is a world-renowned music photographer who has photographed major music stars since the mid-1960s. Among many others, he has shot intimate close-up photos of Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones, Prince, Tina Turner and countless others. His images have appeared in all the top music magazines, as well as on numerous album covers. Natkin is particularly passionate about blues music and blues musicians. The Wall of Blues features portraits of such legendary blues musicians as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Buddy Guy and Honeyboy Edwards.

A special auction in October of some of Natkin’s photographs benefited Guitars Over Guns, a non-profit organization that offers music education and mentoring.

The Wall of Blues exhibit runs through December 10 and admission is free. Café Logan is located at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th Street.