Framing History

A panel with iconic festival photographers on how their images shaped the festival narrative.
Framing History
  • September 28th 2019 2:00pm
  • 1:30PM Doors Open | 2:00PM Event Begins

  • Event Gallery
  • Adult: $20 | Seniors & Students: $12 

Photography has captured and changed history. At this event, audiences learn about photography's impact on society from the sixties to today.

During Framing History, Woodstock Photographers Elliott Landy, Lisa Law and Baron Wolman discuss how photography helped shape the narrative and impact of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, moderated by New York Times Photojournalist Ruth Fremson.

Plus, now thru December, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the greatest festival of all time, a selection of 12 portraits by iconic festival photographer Elliott Landy are displayed outdoors around the campus, highlighting figures of the classic rock era and the work of a long-time Museum partner and collaborator.

About Elliott Landy

Elliott Landy began photographing the anti-Vietnam war movement and the underground music culture in New York City in 1967.  He photographers many of the underground rock and roll superstars, both backstage and onstage, from 1967-69.  His images of Bob Dylan and The Band, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Joan Baez, Van Morrison, Richie Havens, and many others documented the music scene during that classic rock and roll period which culminated with the 1969 Woodstock festival, of which he was the official photographer. After that, Elliott moved onto other inspirations and art forms, photographing his own children and travels, creating impressionist flower photographs and doing motion and kaleidoscopic photography in both still and film formats.

Run Of Show:

2 PM: Photography panel featuring Woodstock photographers Elliott Landy, Lisa Law and Baron Wolman, moderated by New York Times photojournalist Ruth Fremson

A reception and slideshow of the Photographers work will follow

About Lisa Law

Lisa Law has spent five decades capturing the shifting tides of American culture on film. Her reputation is built on photographs unique for their startling sense of intimacy and spontaneity-- some of which may be seen in her book, Flashing on the Sixties. Her award-winning documentary, "Flashing on the Sixties: a Tribal Document," has aired on Cinemax, The Discovery Channel and PBS, and is available on home video. Dennis Hopper described it as, "The most compelling, moving documentary on the Sixties." Lumen Press of Santa Fe has published a collection of interviews from her documentary entitled Interviews with Icons.  - flashing on the Sixties. The Smithsonian Museum of American History exhibited a show of her work in 1999 and now holds a 208-piece collection in its archives as well as a virtual exhibit; The Bethel Woods Museum of Woodstock presented a show of 58 photographs donated by Lisa which she took at  the original Woodstock concert in 1969, that is now part of their permanent collection.

About Baron Wolman

In 1967, a fortuitous meeting with Jann Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone, resulted in Wolman becoming that publication's first chief photographer.  For three years his photographs were published regularly in Rolling Stone and became the magazine's graphic centerpiece.  Over forty years later, those same photographs, picture memories of the 60's, are now widely exhibited and collected.

His long-time mantra, “Mixing Business With Pleasure Since 1965,” continues to be his guiding light..

Framing History is part of the Vibrations series.  Vibrations launches in 2019 with eight unforgettable events bringing together change-makers, artists, and influencers to open conversations, inspire thinking and awaken purpose. Emphasizing the value of the arts and civic engagement, Vibrations brings the legacy of the past into conversation with the movements of today.

All dates, acts, times & ticket prices are subject to change at anytime without notice.

Special 50th anniversary events and activities are supported in part by donors to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and by a grant awarded to Bethel Woods by Empire State Development and New York State's Division of Tourism/I LOVE NY under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.

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