Induction All Access Collection

One of the world’s most esteemed celebrity photographers, Kevin Mazur has created iconic images of thousands of artists. His work has been published in countless magazines, books, exhibitions, ad campaigns and on the covers of albums by legendary musicians.

Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Mazur got his start in photography by sneaking his camera into rock concerts and shooting from the crowd. While in his teens, he sold a live shot of Billy Joel to People and began building his name as an in-demand rock & roll photographer. Known for his deftness in capturing the kinetic energy of live performance, Mazur soon landed a job as staff photographer for Rolling Stone without ever assembling a portfolio.

His work has won him the admiration of many rock superstars. Invited on tour with the Rolling Stones, Mazur quickly became the preferred concert photographer for such artists as U2, Elton John and Sting.

Kevin Mazur has been the official photographer for all but two of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. This special exhibition Induction All-Access: Photography by Kevin Mazur, features Mazur’s personally curated selection of his intimate backstage portraits and epic onstage images, providing fans with an up-close and personal look at past Induction moments.

Use this collection to extend the experience of exploring the virtual exhibit. The "Analyze a Photograph" worksheet teaches students how to understand what a photo is presenting, the context around the photo, and interpret possible meanings. Watch the performance of "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers featuring Stevie Wonder and John Legend at the 2015 Induction Ceremony to experience a performance Kevin Mazur captured with his photography.