Dunmore Native Collaborates on Janis Joplin Book

Dunmore native, Caitlin Allyson, has collaborated with renowned photographer, Elliott Landy, on his new book Photographs of Janis Joplin On the Road & On Stage. Allyson designed the book and was the editorial director for the project.

Janis Joplin, Big Brother and The Holding Company. Anderson Theater, NYC, 1968. Photo By ©Elliott Landy, LandyVision Inc.

The 196 page hardcover book features both Landy’s iconic as well as  many never-before-published images of Janis. The photographs are accompanied by Janis’ candid thoughts taken from conversations and interviews recorded by David Dalton, a founding editor of Rolling Stone magazine, while on tour with Janis in 1970. Landy’s photographs portray both the public and private lives of Janis, offering an intimate behind the scenes glance at her brief yet groundbreaking years of fame. 

According to Allyson, a Kickstarter campaign in support of the book was recently launched and will run until Dec. 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The Kickstarter Campaign link is: http://kck.st/3wsg7ez

Kickstarter supporters are offered a variety of unique rewards, which include advanced signed copies of the book, fine art prints, lithos, and more at discounted pricing. 

Caitlin writes: “Elliott & I were scheduled to have an exhibition together at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio in the spring of 2020,  but that was cancelled due to the pandemic. At the start of the pandemic, Elliott asked if I would be interested in designing a book. I said yes without hesitation. 

“It’s such an honor to be on this project. Elliott has always been one of my favorite photographers, and music from the 60’s has always been one of my favorite genres. I find that whole era magical.

“For the book, we looked at every negative and slide that Elliott took of Janis. The text that is paired with many of the photos was selected from extensive recordings of conversations and interviews with Janis made by David Dalton during the last year of her life. Elliott’s goal in pairing Janis’ words with her photos  was to provide a personal insight into her life and career, creating a 

Best known for his classic “rock” photographs, Elliott Landy was one of the first music photographers to be recognized as an “artist”. His celebrated works include portraits of Bob Dylan (Nashville Skyline), The Band (Music From Big Pink and The Band album), Janis Joplin, Van Morrison (Moondance), Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, etc. He was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

Caitlin Allyson is a 2009 graduate from Dunmore High School, and received her Bachelors of Arts in Visual Arts and a double concentration in Photography and Printmaking with a specialization in Art Therapy cum laude from Keystone College..

Allyson’s skills are well-rounded in many forms of media, however her expertise lies in both traditional and digital photography, design, and curating. She has exhibited her work her artwork throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. 

Caitlin has worked as a curator and event planner for galleries in NEPA, as a photography teacher at Arts Alive in Scranton, and as an art teacher for ArtWorks Gallery & Studio. She currently works as a designer for Elliott Landy.

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