Those visiting Sin City this weekend should be sure to cruise by the Las Vegas Hilton to check out the brand new “Knight Gallery,” which features the work of acclaimed rock photographer Robert Knight.
“I am thrilled to join the Las Vegas Hilton family,” Knight said. “To share my work in the very hotel where Elvis sold out more than 800 shows is a complete honor. I am looking forward to hosting and creating some fun experiences with my rock friends when they are in Las Vegas at the gallery.”
Knight has been called a “Rock Prophet” because of his uncanny ability to find new talent and capture the legacies in images of those that have already made a name for themselves. Since 1968, his photographs have served as testimony to the greatest moments in rock and roll history. His images of Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Carlos Santana, Van Halen, Jeff Beck and hundreds more are quintessential pieces of pop-culture mythology.
Knight is also the subject of upcoming movie Rock Prophecies, which explores his amazing career and follows him on his quest to help the bands of today become the Rock legends of tomorrow —whether promoting Panic at the Disco before anybody has heard of them, or convincing Aussie band Sick Puppies to sell everything and move to the United States. When Robert stumbles upon Tyler Dow Bryant – a 16-year-old guitar phenom from Texas – he’s convinced he may have found the next Stevie Ray Vaughan. Robert risks his reputation and career and takes a chance on Tyler. The two then set off on an unbelievable journey to take their own shot at making history.
Watch a trailer for the movie, which will be released to DVD and air nationally on PBS in September.