THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ELLIOTT LANDY

50 Years Woodstock the Exhibition

In the turbulent 1960s, the Vietnam War was raging. Young Americans were redefining themselves and the society in which they lived by challenging and rejecting traditional values and the so-called „establishment“. The frontiers of civil and personal consciousness were being pushed beyond their limits…inspired and energized by the messages of hope, freedom and change that burst forth in rich psychedelic colors from a hot, pulsating new music genre that would rapidly envelop an entire generation and alter the course of history.

It was during this time that Elliott Landy picked up his camera to record and ducument this nation’s spriritual awakening through the eyes of the „Woodstock Generation“. Working with underground newspapers, his press pass and camera not only gave him access to the political scene but also provided him a personal entry into the new rock music counterculture. In less than two years his celebrated images included Bob Dylan (Nashville Skyline), The Band (Music From Big Pink, and The Band), Janis Joplin (Big Brother & The Holding Company: Cheap Thrills), Van Morrison (Moondance),  Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and the Woodstock Festival of which he was one of  the official photographers. Landy became one of the first „music photographers“ to be recognized as an „artist“.

Since 1967 Elliott’s work has been exhibited and published worldwide. He is also the author of 9 books and the architect of Landy Vision, a new APP that blends both still and moving imagery with music to create an interactive sound and visual experience that has never been seen before.

 

 

 

 

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