Alfred Wertheimer: Shooting Elvis

On this fascinating and historical video Warren Perry, co-curator of the photo exhibition”Elvis at 21: Photographs” interviews photographer Alfred Wertheimer who’s historic images made the  exhibition showcased on the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in 2010-2011 and can now be seen on the following website .

In 1956, the 26-year old Alfred Wertheimer was asked to photograph a rising 21-year-old-star named Elvis Presley. When Presley walked on stage that year, he altered the beat of everyday life. The world changed. Wertheimer captured the singer’s transit to superstardom and the cultural transformation he helped launch.