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Bill Owens: Altamont 1969 (Hardback)
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Bill Owens: Altamont 1969 (Hardback)

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Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 07/03/2019
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Altamont 1969 by Bill Owens presents a new and unpublished series of work, black and white photographs documenting the unique moment of the first large Rolling Stones concert at Raceway Altamont in California.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.

Publisher: Damiani
ISBN: 9788862086233
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 640 g

"Altamont 1969" [is a] fascinating collection of photographs, in addition to being an important document of a turbulent chapter in American cultural history.--Jonathan Blaustein "New York Times "
Bill Owens' latest book presents an unpublished series of photographs documenting the unique moments of The Rolling Stones's first concert at Altamont Raceway Park in California.--Juxtapoz

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“Important Photo Study of the Altamont Festival 1969.”

Bill Owens is a world renowned photographer. He has published widely and "Suburbia" is perhaps his best known study. He was invited to attend the Altamont Festival where he was taking photographs for... More

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