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Author Owens, Bill, author, photographer.

Title Altamont 1969 / Bill Owens ; a project by Claudia Zanfi.

Publication Info. [Bologna, Italy] : Damiani, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  779.9782 Owens,B OWE    DUE 02-03-21
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 88 pages, 6 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
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Summary Presents a new and unpublished series of photographs, documenting the unique moment of the first large Rolling Stones concert at Raceway Altamont in California. This was the period of protest movements in San Francisco. Bill Owens captured the young generation's desire to stand up and raise their voice against the war in Vietnam, against segregation and racial discrimination, and against authority in general. Slogans and billboards, sit-ins and demonstrations are evidence of the cultural agitation of those years. Together with the Stones, other major rock bands appeared on stage, including Grace Slick, Jefferson Airplane, Carlos Santana and many others, while the Hells Angels were employed as security. Bill Owens has always been involved in socio-anthropological aspects of American culture and in the rise of the collective movement of protest and criticism against the misuse of power. Here, he uses photography as a kind of visual anthropologist, painting a fresco of the cultural revolution that marked the entire world during the 1960s.
Subject Altamont Festival (1969 : Tracy, Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
Rock concerts -- Pictorial works.
Black-and-white photography.
Photography, Artistic.
Protest movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.
Documentary photography -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Owens, Bill.
ISBN 9788862086233 (hardcover)
8862086237 (hardcover)

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