On Site: 60 From the 60’s: Selections from the George Eastman House, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits on February 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm


Benedict J. Fernandez “DISSENTERS”

One of the key times in modern photography, as in many other aspects of modernity, resides in “The Sixties”. An exhibit from this famous era is now in a public space and available to you for an unusual viewing experience.

This exhibit can be found in New York across from the Rockefeller complex at the non-descript lobby of 1285 Avenue of the Americas. Arrayed in the cold, uninviting atmosphere of a large set of lobby pillars is wonderful photography by renowned artists of the time. Our favorites included work by Mary Ellen Mark, Hollis Frampton, Gary Winogrand and Harry Callahan. Our favorites were two prints from a Chicago series by Aaron Siskind.

The exhibition of 60 prints features 10 of the most significant photographers from the 1960s, a decade that saw many new photography styles – collage, street photography, and photojournalism coverage of riots. “60 from the 60s: Selections from George Eastman House” offers a dynamic look at photography of the era. The exhibition is on view in the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 42-story building in which the gallery is housed. The exhibition features the work of photographers who were just beginning to create a name for themselves in the 1960s, as well as established artists then in the midst of successful careers.

Through Feb. 18, 2011

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