Friday, September 5, 2008

It Was Forty Years Ago Today...

Joseph Louw
Dr. Martin Luther King assassination, Memphis, Tenn.
[LIFE Magazine Photographers]
1968, 4 April

Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in

Monroe Gallery Of Photography
© Time Inc.

This new exhibition on Luminous-Lint examines the 1960s through the famous images of the period. Eddie Adams and the Street execution of a Viet Cong prisoner, Saigon (1968), the Bill Eppridge images of Senator Robert F. Kennedy on the night he was shot, Joseph Louw on the Dr. Martin Luther King assassination, Memphis, Tenn. and the overtly political 1968 Olympics Black Power salute taken by John Dominis - these are the images that serve as the mental "post-its" for significant historical moments of the 1960s.

Thanks to Sid Monroe and the Monroe Gallery (Santa Fe) for his assistance with this exhibition of iconic images.

There is an online exhibition on Luminous-Lint.

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