Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography 1965 – 1995 is a large format coffee table book that will bring together, for the first time, a comprehensive collection of photographs from a wide range of photographers whose work has defined the Grateful Dead during their 30 year career. The focus of the book is to present these iconic, lesser-known and unseen images in an unfettered manner that will see them being presented as full page or two-page images on heavyweight paper across 272 oversized pages.
Since Jerry Garcia’s passing in 1995, the band’s popularity has remained immense as evidenced by their continued merchandise sales, acclaimed 50th anniversary “Fare Thee Well” concerts in 2015 and the highly successful documentary Long Strange Trip. Among the photographers included are Herb Greene, Jim Marshall, David Gahr, Baron Wolman, Jay Blakesberg, Michael Putland, William Coupon, Michael O’Neill and Peter Simon, to name just a few. With support from the band’s official archivist David Lemieux, Eyes of the World will stand the test of time to become the definitive visual reference of this “band beyond description.”