Christian Rose was born in 1946 in Paris, France.

From 1965 he continuously work as a freelance photographer specialized in music (Rock, Pop, Jazz, World...).

At nineteen years old he began his career at Jazz Magazine in France by publishing pictures of live jazz perfomances on stage. He's remained a regular contributor since then. For more than fifty years his work has continued to appear in the international press, in books, on films and TV, and at exhibitions worldwide.

Through the years, most French newspapers and magazines (Le Monde, Liberation, L’Express, Le Nouvel Observateur...) as well as specialized Music magazines (Guitare Mag, Keybords Mag, Batteur Mag, MUZIQ...)
have published Christian Rose’s pictures that were all taken with his Nikon F1 cameras (no flash, no battery!).

Most notably, his collaboration with musician-writer Mike Zwerin to The International Herald Tribune lasted for
more than twenty years.

Christian Rose has published five books (Instants de Jazz, Jazz Meetings, Zappa in France, Black & Soul, and
Guitare 160 Portraits de Légende) and illustrated countless music albums.

Christian has passed away in July 2023 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Top to bottom:
Mike Stern, Michael Franks, Christian Rose, Horace Silver, Ann Peebles
Paul Simon, Henri Salvador, Larry Garner, Mino Cinelu, Frank Wright
Wynton Marsalis, Georgia Culture Minister & Shalva Khakhanashvili, Christian Rose, Frank Zappa, Jimmy Page