A true entertainment industry pioneer, Lynn Goldsmith began her career at Elektra Records in the late Sixties before going to work as a director for Joshua TV, one of the first companies to do live concert video screens, in 1971. That same year, she became the youngest woman to be inducted into the Director’s Guild of America. The following year, Goldsmith became a director for ABC’s In Concert, the first rock show on network television. She also directed We’re An American Band, a documentary on Grand Funk Railroad that led to her comanaging the band.
Throughout her entire career, Goldsmith photographed the musicians she encountered. In the process, she captured famous images of a swimming Roger Daltry, a lounging Bob Marley, and many photos of a smoking Keith Richards. She also snapped a famed image of The Beatles in 1964, but only their feet (because she was a Stones fan and thought the only thing cool about the Fab Four was their pointed boots).
In 1976, she founded the LGI Photo Agency, one of the first agencies to focus on entertainment and celebrity photographs. Goldsmith has published 12 books of her music and fine art photography. Her pictures reside in numerous collections, including The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.