Grateful Dead Book Signing with Bob Minkin at Bahr Gallery

Jerry Garcia and Bob Minkin backstage at Laguna Seca, May 10, 1987

Grateful Dead photographer Bob Minkin paid a visit to the Bahr Gallery on Thursday July 14, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 pm where he signed copies of his new book, Just Bobby, along with 2019’s, Just Jerry.


These beautiful coffee-table books each feature a beautiful array of photos of the Grateful Dead and later iterations by Minkin, with an emphasis on the title subject of course. Heck, buy both of them and you can alternate between Bobby photos and Jerry photos, just like a show!


“I see myself as a documenter of our music scene, a sort of ‘keeper of memories.’ The scene around the Dead is as important as the music. I love capturing the joy and tour life of my Deadhead family.” – Bob Minkin


Bob Minkin grew up in Brooklyn and went to his first shows in 1974. While still in high school in 1977 Bob started getting his photos published in Relix Magazine. His creative impulse continued to guide his way, and he went to the School of Visual Arts in NYC to study graphic design. Selling his photos in the parking lot at shows to make money to help pay for being on tour, Bob charged just $2 for his 8×10’s back then. In the mid ‘80’s he bought his first Nikon, an FM2, and along the way he met some of the people from the Dead office which gave him an opportunity to show his photos to the management, including Rock Scully. The access boosted his visibility and in 1985, he met the band’s new publicist Dennis McNally. “He and I hit it off and the rest is history, we continue to work together to this day,” Bob recalled.


Learn more about - or purchase -  “Just Bobby,” HERE


Learn more about - or purchase - “Just Jerry,” HERE

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