Neal Preston

Neal Preston

The documentary photographer Neal Preston spent four decades accompanying legendary musicians and bands, photographing them on- and off-stage. In the process, he created possibly the most extensive collection of rock‘n’roll photography. Bertelsmann, the Lightpower Collection and Kultur Räume Gütersloh presented 70 of Neal Preston’s iconic works to the public for a month, at Gütersloh Theater in autumn 2016.


An Evening "In the Eye of the Rock'n'Roll Hurricane"

"These photos convey the magic of music being performed live," said Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Rabe at the opening of the Neal Preston exhibition in Gütersloh, putting into words what most of the 250 guests were probably thinking. The opening featured live music and many exciting Rock'n'Roll stories.

Opening of the Neal Preston exhibition in Gütersloh

The Theater Gütersloh provides an atmospheric setting for the exhibition “Neal Preston – In the Eye of the Rock'n'Roll Hurricane.” Preston’s pictures will be on view here until November 27, 2016.

Exhibition: „Neal Preston – In the Eye of the Rock’n’Roll Hurricane”

"I’ve had countless photo shoots in studios, but photojournalism is my true love. You grab a camera and just start taking pictures,” says Neal Preston, describing his way of working with the camera. He has photographed practically every rock icon of the past few decades. Press pictures can be requested from the Bertelsmann Press Office.