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Tina Turner – Photo of The Week

Tina Turner – Breaking Down Barriers

Since this week Tina Turner is celebrating an 80 years on this earth. We picked her for “Photo of the Week.” After having a stellar 60-year career in which she has sold more than 200 million records she can say that her life has changed for the better.  From humble beginnings in Nutbush to marrying Ike Turner and performing as “Ike and Tina Turner Revue.”  Finally, to going solo in the 70s.  As a result, she still to this day is enjoying an international solo career.  Although she hasn’t done much touring since 2009, she still is keeps busy musically and doing other creative projects.

The Famous Photographer

Neal Preston is one of the most highly respected photographers in the history of the music business. His career in photography, started in high school and spans over 4 decades. Through his body of work Preston has made a significant contribution to the pop culture histories of multiple generations. His archive stands as one of the music industry’s single most elite (and extensive) photographic collections. 

World Class Magazines

Furthermore, he’s an accomplished photojournalist, Preston has shot stories and covers – not only on musicians- for a multitude of world-class magazines including Newsweek, Time, and Rolling Stone. In 1980 he began a 30 year-long relationship with People Magazine and to this day remains the most-assigned photographer in the history of the magazine, with almost 700 shoot days to his credit.  For more information check out his website:

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