James Joseph Marshall (February 3, 1936, Chicago, Illinois – March 24, 2010, New York City, New York) was a photographer, often of rock stars.

While still in high school he purchased his first camera and began documenting musicians and artists in San Francisco. After serving several years in the Air Force, he returned and moved to New York. Marshall was the only photographer allowed backstage at The Beatles last concert, and chief photographer at Woodstock. He photographed Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar on fire at the Monterey Pop Festival. Marshall also was the photographer for Johnny Cash's album at San Quentin.

He was known for his forceful personality that became something of a celebrity of its own. He lived in California, but died in New York on a trip in which he was scheduled to speak in SoHo.

Not having any children, he used to say "I have no kids, my photographs are my children."


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