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Rock music thrives on its visual images. Think of all the original album covers that have become iconic symbols of our youth or the rock posters that decorated our rooms growing up. From Elvis on, there have been photographers who have captured the essence of the anarchy of a rock show or a band’s frenzied performance. Some artists like Dylan have always carefully controlled their image, and his pose is as much a part of his act as his sound. Tune in tonight when Inquiry talks with GAIL BUCKLAND, author, curator and professor of the history of photography at The Cooper Union. Ms Buckland has assembled a wonderful dynamic collection of photography that celebrates the typically unsung artists who documented the history of rock. Both a book and a traveling exhibition, WHO SHOT ROCK: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY 1955 TO THE PRESENT will soon to be coming to the Worcester Art Museum in March of 2010.