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The Sixties

Robert Altman (Photographer), Ben Fong-Torres (Introduction by)


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Mick Jagger. Ken Kesey. Timothy Leary. Allen Ginsberg. Jim Morrison. Neil Young. Abbie Hoffman. Jerry Garcia. Janis Joplin. Grace Slick. Pete Townshend. Ram Dass. Dennis Hopper. Peter Fonda. Jane Fonda. Jerry Rubin. Hippies on Mt. Tam. The March on Washington. Anti-war demonstrations. People's Park. Berkeley. Haight-Ashbury.
"The Sixties" brings together a collection of photographs of the people, events, culture, rock and roll stars, writers, political figures, and other iconic individuals and celebrities who made the sixties the most influential decade of the twentieth century.
"The Sixties" tells the story of that particularly colorful generation with the affection and devotion of someone who has experienced the revolution firsthand. Robert Altman's captivating photographs bring immense power to both quiet, intimate moments and scenes of thunderous anarchy alike.

Santa Monica Press, 9781595800244, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007

About the Author

Robert Altman's photographs have appeared on the covers and in issues of such publications as Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, People magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, and SF Weekly. He studied photography under Ansel Adams and was soon after hired as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone, later becoming their staff photographer. Cameron Crowe used many of Altman's photographs in his film Almost Famous. Besides the U.S., Altman has exhibited globally in cities such as London and Paris. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian, the San Francisco Public Library, and the Library of Congress. Ben Fong-Torres is a rock journalist, author, and broadcaster. From almost the magazine's inception, Fong-Torres was a writer for and senior editor of Rolling Stone. His book with the Doors (The Doors by the Doors) was published by Hyperion in November 2006.