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Chronicling Bonnaroo

Earlier this month, two Washington and Lee alumni turned their cameras on the music festival, Bonnaroo. Taylor Crothers of the Class of 1993 has been documenting the work of musicians such as Dave Matthews since the early 1990s and was one of the two official photographers at Bonnaroo, the four-day mega-music festival in Manchester, Tenn., from June 10-13.

If you’re not familiar with Taylor’s work, the best place to start is his website, C. Taylor Crothers Photography. The galleries offer a rich collection of his work from all over the world, including one gallery devoted entirely to the Dave Matthews Band’s 2009 European Tour. Other galleries show the portraits and the live shows he’s shot, plus tearsheets displaying the variety of publications, Rolling Stone to Rock ‘n Roll, where his work regularly appears.

This year, another W&L alum, Morgan Harris of the Class of 2009, joined up with Taylor and came away with his own portfolio of images from the shows and the scene at Bonnaroo, such as the photo at the top of Michael Franti and Spearhead, or the one below of Ozomatli. You can watch a slide show of Morgan’s Bonnaroo photography at this link.

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