On assignment for Time magazine, photojournalist David Burnett first photographed Bob Marley in 1976 at his home in Kingston, Jamaica. Burnett continued to document the reggae legend on his seminal Exodus tour throughout Europe during the spring of 1977, this time for the pages of Rolling Stone. Burnett’s vision coupled with Marley’s larger-than-life charisma resulted in this amazing collection of previously unseen images.
Compelling and incomparably candid, Soul Rebel honors the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth with a testament to the legacy of a legend. For any reggae lover or music history buff Soul Rebel offers a matchless glimpse into Marley’s life shortly before his tragic death in 1981.
"Thirty years after photographing Bob Marley and the Wailers, I was surprised when my daughter, then a college sophomore, took me to one of her friend’s dorm rooms to show me a poster on the wall, made from a photograph I'd done of Bob at home, at Tuff Gong, in Kingston. That a whole generation, born years after Bob's death, could be so drawn to him and his music really touched me. That's when I realized it might be time to share my pictures, most of which had never been published."