The crucial role of photography to a group's image is evident in this photo of The Velvet Underground, with its proto-punk, edgy appeal:
This photo of Amy Winehouse captures the sexual current associated with the music:
There are also iconic photos, as in this image of John Lennon in his adopted city:
Another famous shot shows an enigmatic Bob Dylan from the "Blonde On Blonde" album cover:
The show includes more than 175 images by 105 photographers. It continues until January 31 at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, 718-638-5000, brooklynmuseum.org.