Nothing escapes the eye of Mark Seliger
On today's show:
Mark Seliger has a thing for faces
(Starts at 9:10)
In his more than 30 years behind the camera, Mark Seliger has taken photos of everyone from the Dalai Lama and Barack Obama to Fleetwood Mac and Kurt Cobain. Seliger spent 10 years as the chief photographer for Rolling Stone magazine and another decade shooting for Vanity Fair, GQ and other Conde Nast magazines. But Seliger's work isn't just focused on world leaders, celebrities, comedians and rockstars. He's also documented real-life people as well — from first 9/11 responders on Ground Zero to the transgender community in New York City. His latest book, "Mark Seliger Photographs," includes a wide range of shots from his career and many of those images can be seen through Jan. 19 at Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles. He recently spoke with The Frame's John Horn.
Searching for Elvis and America
(Starts at 20:45)
In his documentary "The King," Eugene Jarecki explores the idea that Elvis Presley is a metaphor for America — a once "beautiful vessel" of promise and talent who got out of control with his power, focused on money and consumption. The filmmaker talks about how Elvis was the embodiment of the American Dream when he went from a poor country boy to a pop culture phenomenon whose uncomfortable relationship with black America also mirrors that of the nation's. The documentary has a Grammy nomination for Best Music Film.